Poetry Workshop: Exploration and Innovation of Poetic Forms (1833)

Five Saturdays: March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 11 to 1 p.m.

$175 (10% off for members)

The purpose of this workshop is to become acquainted with a selection of poetic forms, such as the ode, the elegy, the ghazal, and the contrapuntal. Additionally, we will discuss and practice ways of innovating these forms to fit a more contemporary aesthetic. Workshoppers will gain an understanding of how the constraint of form transforms into liberation when forms are bent and broken to fit a poem’s content. 

Recommended Reading:
Four-Legged Girl, Diane Seuss
The Black Maria, Aracelis Girmay
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, Mark Strand & Eavan Boland

Danielle Badra received her BA in creative writing from Kalamazoo College (2008) and her MFA in Poetry at George Mason University (2017). Her teaching experience includes leading poetry workshops at Split This Rock, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the DC OutWrite Festival, and teaching introductory poetry to Undergraduate students at George Mason University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Outlook Springs, 45th Parallel, The California Journal of Poetics, Bourgeon Online Journal, Bad Pony, The Greensboro Review, Rabbit Catastrophe Press, and Duende. Dialogue with the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2015) is her first chapbook, a collection of contrapuntal poems in dialogue with her deceased sister. Her manuscript, Child of the Universe, was a finalist for the 2017 Berkshire Prize for Poetry from Tupelo Press.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Four-Legged Girl: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977221
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 6th, 2015

The Black Maria Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942683025
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Published: BOA Editions - April 12th, 2016

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822963318
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

The Making of a Poem (Norton Anthology) Cover Image
By Eavan Boland (Editor), Mark Strand (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393321784
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 2001