For Rilke, poetry is a space where we can explore what we don’t understand. He writes: “…have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.” This generative workshop will explore how poetry is a language of possibility, a way of accessing those parts of our human experience that we may not see until they are written down. We will share our work within a generative-workshop model that focuses on encouraging, peer-driven feedback; beginners and experienced writers alike will help each other move in new directions and experiment with voice, style, and image. We will also focus on celebrating a multitude of voices as we read from diverse contemporary and classic literatures. By the end of the workshop, you will take away new drafts of poems as well as activities and axis points that will help you continue to create new work that carries an energy of discovery.
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About the instructor
ANALICIA SOTELO is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay (Milkweed Editions, 2018) and the chapbook, Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for a 2016 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Boston Review, Best New Poets, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. An MFA from the UH Creative Writing Program, Analicia is recipient of the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize, a Canto Mundo fellowship, and scholarships from the Community of Writers and the Image Text Ithaca Symposium; she serves on the Poison Pen Reading Series committee and the City of Houston’s Millennial Advisory Board, and works for Writers in the Schools.
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