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Inprint Intensive Workshops, Writers Workshops,

Poetry/In-Person 2024-113

Course #2024-113
Saturday June 1 1:00 pm–5:00 pm & Sunday, June 2, 1- 5 pm
Cost: $180 Instructor: Alexander Lazarus Wolff


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.

The Confessional Persona

To write poetry is to explore an emotion. It is through our lived experiences—both painful and pleasant—that we have the ability to make art. In this generative intensive, we will look at confessional poetry and the power of the “I” persona in poems. We will look at the mid-20th century confessional poets as well as more contemporary writers who write in a confessional style, analyzing how reality and art commingle. Our mentors will include: Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Kaveh Akbar, Sharon Old, Louise Gluck, Rachel Wetzsteon, James Merrill, Richard Siken, and more.

About the Instructor


ALEXANDER LAZARUS WOLFF’S writing appears online in The Best American Poetry and Poets.org, and in the North American ReviewPithead Chapel, and elsewhere. A recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, he teaches and studies at the University of Houston, where he holds the Inprint MD Anderson Foundation Fellowship and is on the editorial board for Gulf Coast.  His work has been supported by the Kenyon Writers Workshop. You can read more of his work at www.alexanderlazaruswolff.com.

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