Four Mondays: May 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online
For poets at every stage, this workshop is about honing your poetic range. Participants will chart the literary structure of various poetry collections that are founded on a particular theme, polyvocality, or both. Exploring their own poetic range through a number of generative writing exercises, participants will write persona poems, practice tracing prompts, respond to assemblage art, and create their own poetic form for the other participants to try.
Varying syntax will be encouraged throughout.
Participants will have the opportunity to request feedback on their writing and engage in fresh activities, intended to inspire lasting connections and new work.
Four Mondays: May 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Online ET
Books — Required:
Concentrate by Courtney Fay Taylor (9781644452103) The Golden Axe by Rio Cortez (9780143137139)
Referenced but not required:
Sho by Douglas Kearney (9781950268153) Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair (9780803290631) Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis (9781101875438)
María Fernanda (she/her) is a poet whose work explores the intimacy of sisterhood and, “the breaking and making of family.” (OkayAfrica). She has received literary appointments from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Arizona Commission on the Arts. María Fernanda’s poems, translations, and essays appear in The Wide Shore, The Library of Congress’ Presidential Campaign Posters, Haymarket Books’ The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, and more. For more information, visit: mariafernandapoet.com
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.