4-Week Generative Poetry Workshop (with Carolyn Zaikowski)
This workshop is designed for both new and experienced poets. Through reading samples of classic and contemporary poetry, we’ll explore several key craft elements and styles such as sonnet, haiku, free verse, prose poems, and experimental forms like picture poems and erasures. We’ll engage in a wide variety of exploratory in-class writing prompts, exercises, and revision strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to share and workshop poems with the class in a guided, supportive format. By the end of the course, participants will have a polished portfolio of at least ten pages of poems to be proud of, and we will discuss our personal goals and plans for moving forward.
CAROLYN ZAIKOWSKI is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, PANK, Dusie, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor. Find her online at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
WHEN: Weekly on Wednesdays, May 1 - May 22 (6 - 8:30pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA