Writing Prose Poems That Sing (with Gail Thomas)
Prose poems are being published by more journals and presses than ever, but what makes this boundary crossing form stand out? In this workshop we’ll discuss examples of prose poems that vary in tone and subject. We’ll discover what happens when a poem, free of line breaks, uses elements of both poetry and prose to create something new and adventurous. Hands-on exercises will provide opportunities to shake up your writing and have fun with this form. Recommended for writers of any level.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
GAIL THOMAS published books are: Odd Mercy, Waving Back, No Simple Wilderness: An Elegy for Swift River Valley, and Finding the Bear. Odd Mercy, chosen by Ellen Bass, won the Charlotte Mew Prize of Headmistress Press, and Waving Back was named a Must Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and Honorable Mention by the New England Book Festival. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Calyx, The North American Review, Italian Americana, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Individual poems have won national prizes, and she has been a fellow at The McDowell Colony and Ucross. You may read more about her work at www.gailthomaspoet.com.
WHEN: 3 Hours: Saturday, June 13th (1 - 4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg MA*
*Directions: Specific directions to our Williamsburg classroom, as well as other info, will be emailed to all registered participants 2 - 5 days before the class.
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