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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.
Foundations of Poetry
This course will be devoted to reading and discussing foundational craft essays and poems. A writing prompt will be distributed at the end of each class. We will causally share and offer verbal feedback on our own individual poems, with a special focus on the relationship between form and content. Students will leave this class with a greater understanding of craft and a repertoire of foundational poetry craft essays. First time writers and experienced writers are encouraged to register and will benefit from this class.
About the instructor
JOY PRIEST is the author of Horsepower (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), selected as the winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. She is the recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the 2019-2020 Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, and she has won the Inprint Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry and the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous publications, including the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, The Atlantic, and Kenyon Review among others, as well as in commissions for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Joy is currently an Inprint MD Anderson Foundation fellow and doctoral student in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston.
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