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Breaking the Line

This class will experiment with the assumption that poems are defined by the unit of the line (even when they are written in prose). By this logic, in order to get close to poems, we must familiarize ourselves with lines—how…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Jessica Laser and Rob Schlegel

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Start Date: 05/18/2019 – 1:00 PM

Jessica Laser and Rob Schlegel

Jessica Laser is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, 2019). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has taught at Brown University, The University of Iowa, Manhattanville College, Parsons School of Design, and SUNY Purchase. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in English literature at UC Berkeley.

Rob Schlegel is the author of three, award-winning poetry collections. His most recent, In the Tree Where the Double Sex Sleeps, was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the 2018 Iowa Poetry Prize and was published in April, 2019. His poems have appeared in Bennington Review, Boston Review, Lana Turner, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. With the poets Daniel Poppick and Rawaan Alkhatib, he co-edits The Catenary Press, publisher of handmade chapbooks. He lives online at robschlegel.com.

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