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Writers Workshops

POETRY 2018-110

Course #2018-110
Mondays Starting January 8 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 8 weeks
Cost: $325 Instructor: Daniel Chu
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Despite reports that “poetry is dead,” the range of work being produced today is unparalleled compared to any other time. In this workshop, we will focus on expanding our poetic toolkit through the study of contemporary poems and the writing of our own poems.

In each class meeting, we will read a wide aesthetic range of contemporary poetry and use these poems to highlight an aspect of craft including, but not limited to: voice, music, imagery, form, space, and humor. Students will be encouraged to suggest craft elements for class discussion. There will also be guided in-class exercises where students get the chance to practice craft elements in their own writing.

The core of this class is the workshop. You will bring in your own poems and receive positive, supportive, and constructive feedback for revision from the instructor and the students in the class. For new writers, the class will highlight a variety of tools wielded by poets. More experienced writers will expand their aesthetic range by learning new techniques and reexamining other ways to use familiar poetic devices.

About the instructor

Originally from Brooklyn, DAN CHU is completing his MFA in poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program, where he also serves as a Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast. He is a recipient of an Inprint Verlaine Prize, the Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize, an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellowship, and has had poetry featured on Poets.org. He graduated from Williams College and also holds an MA in Education from St. John’s University. 

By registering for an Inprint Writers Workshop you are agreeing to Inprint’s registration policies. Remember to sign up for the waiting list if the workshop you would like to take is full. To see the full Winter 2018 workshop schedule click here.