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Inprint House

1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

January 2023

Jan
21

Crafting Truth 2023-102/In-Person

10:00 am
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.   Is writing an act of memory or discovery? How do we craft sentences whose truths feel fresh and urgent, yet also recognizable? The poet and scholar Stephanie Burt once wrote that “all poems raise questions; only some have answers.” Lyric truth can reside in either side of this tension—the question or the answer—in equal measure. It can also privilege the interrogative side of this tension (rarely does it…

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Jan
24

Turning Toward Lyricism: Poetry Writing 2023-101/In-Person

6:00 pm
Inprint House, 1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States

This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.   Most of us learn how to recognize good writing by the engaging story it tells or by the original idea it puts forward, but poetry offers us a whole other category of literary pleasure: lyricism. How do poems accomplish the musical effects that reverberate in our hearts and minds? To address this question, we’ll talk trope and verse, sentence and syntax, meditation and narrative. Attention will be paid…

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