The aesthetic choices we make say as much about the way we think as they do about a specific subject matter. How then do we write poems that illustrate our unique way of experiencing the world that push the work to its furthest limits? In this poetry workshop we will use writing prompts to craft poems that investigate our use of image, point of view, tension, and self-reflection to expand and deepen the capacity of our work. Poems written by contemporary poets who successfully make use of these poetic devices will also be introduced, as well as short essays on the art of writing. By the end of the workshop, through discussion, critique, and writing, we should have at our disposal new and energizing ways to imagine the making of a poem.
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About the instructor
Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, NIKI HERD’S poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies including Lit Hub, North American Review, The Feminist Wire, Feminist Formations, Split This Rock, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South and Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky. Her debut collection, The Language of Shedding Skin, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Series. She lives in Houston and studies at the UH Creative Writing Program where she was awarded an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship.
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