Please note that this is an online workshop conducted via Zoom. Participants will be provided information on how to join the online sessions.
This workshop is full, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.
House of Craft
This class is open to writers at all experience levels. It is ideal for writers who want an introduction to, or refresher on, the elements of poetry and revision technique.
Each week we will visit a new room in the House of Craft, according to the course’s scaffolded instruction: structure & form, prosody & music, the line, metaphor, and the image system. Ultimately, this is a revision workshop, and the idea is that you will revise a poem each week depending on the craft room we are in and receive feedback on your revision from the class. You will be asked to read at least one essay each week and we will discuss classic craft essays and essays by poets writing today—from Denise Levertov to Ocean Vuong—but, by the end of the course, you will undoubtedly have developed your own theories and approaches, your own process.
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, a 2019-2020 Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, and the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from the American Poetry Review. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, The Atlantic, and ESPN, among many others. A Louisville, Kentucky native, Joy is currently editing an anthology of Louisville poets, in the wake of the 2020 uprising that occurred in response to the murder of Breonna Taylor, which will be published by Sarabande Books. She is currently a PhD candidate in Poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program and recipient of an Inprint M. D. Anderson Fellowship.
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