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Inprint Intensive Workshops, Writers Workshops,

Toward A Nonhuman Poetics/In-Person 2023-301

Course #2023-301
Saturday September 9 1:30 pm–5:30 pm & September 10, 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Cost: $180 Instructor: Anthony Sutton


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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The common critique of U.S.  poetry is its hyper-focus on the word I. While it is true that poetry’s ability to make discoveries within personal experience has proven to be a powerful engine, have we lost the poetics of Milton and Dante who traversed through realms mortals dare not wander? In this generative workshop, we will grapple with this question and try to hold space with the world outside of human experience, from plants and animals, to the sun, and into the afterlife (if we are lucky). Our mentors will be poems (and some other writings) by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Frank O’Hara, Anne Carson, Layli Long Soldier, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ariana Reines, William Blake, Kazim Ali, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Amanda Berenguer, and Clarice Lispector among others.

ANTHONY SUTTON resides on former Akokisas, Atakapa, Karankawa, and Sana land (currently named Houston, TX), as an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor fellow at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing and Literature PhD program. The author of the poetry collection Particles of a Stranger Light (Veliz Books, 2023), Anthony’s poetry has appeared in Grist, guesthouse, Gulf Coast, The Journal, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Oversound, Quarter After Eight, Southern Indiana Review, Zone 3, the anthology In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy, and elsewhere. With Michael C. Peterson, they are co-editor of the Unsung Masters volume on the poet Tom Postell.

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