American Journal: Reading Poems for Our Time
with Grace Bialecki
Genres: Poetry, Reading
Open to all levels
This course is for writers of all levels interested in exploring the poems from American Journal: Poems for Our Time, selected by Tracy K. Smith. Through close readings, we'll explore craft elements that reoccur in this work and then practice these techniques via generative exercises. We'll also study the collection's diverse authors to see how their work uniquely defines contemporary American poetry. Students will come away with prompts for new work and a foundation for understanding our poetic zeitgeist.
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Grace Bialecki is a writer, spoken word poet, and workshop facilitator. She has performed at KGB Bar and as the featured poet at Paris Lit Up, and her work has appeared in various publications including Catapult and Epiphany Magazine. Bialecki is the co-founder of the storytelling series Thirst, and the author of the novel Purple Gold (ANTIBOOKCLUB).
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