Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
For so many of us, the past year has been a lapse in both community and language. This class offers an answer for how we might return to both. Together, we’ll write poems, workshop poems, offer feedback, and push ourselves into new and generative spaces with in-class writing prompts.
We’ll initially focus on grounding poetry within Gregory Orr’s four “temperaments” of story, structure, music, and imagination. Every subsequent week, I’ll ask you to read either a craft essay or a few poems for our discussion on technique. The readings will range from established writers such as Carl Phillips, francine j. harris, Ocean Vuong, and Ada Limón to emerging writers like K. Iver. Whether you’ve been writing for a while, or you’re someone just starting out on your poetic practice–this workshop will seek to spark your work beyond the bounds of the six weeks we have together.
About the instructor
KAITLIN RIZZO’s most recent writing is forthcoming in the anthology Shreela Ray: On the Life and Work of an American Master, published by Pleiades, Copper Nickel, and Gulf Coast presses and she has received a series of grants and scholarships to research and write about the Baroque female painter, Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) in London, Rome, and Florence. Currently at work on her first book of poetry and her first book of translations, she is the Assistant Editor for Gulf Coast’s Online Poetry Exclusives at the University of Houston, where she is a master’s candidate in poetry and the recipient of an Inprint Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Foundation Fellowship.
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