Brick Box Paradox: An Introduction to the Prose Poem
with Danielle Mitchell
Open to all levels
All Levels | Circle all that apply: A prose poem is a memo, a Molotov cocktail, a block of text that misbehaves, a bucket for your grief, a postcard from your love. In this course, we will explore craft, interrogate the canon, and give ourselves permission to play in paradox. Students can expect to generate at least four poems and receive peer feedback. Designed for folx new to prose poems, those with experience may also enjoy this in-depth look at structure, style, and scope.
Danielle Mitchell (she/her) is a feminist poet, teaching artist, and entrepreneur. She is the Founding Director of The Poetry Lab, a community-based learning program that rallies in service of working class writers across the globe. Danielle is the author of Makes the Daughter-in-Law Cry, winner of the Clockwise Chapbook Prize (Tebot Bach, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Vinyl, Four Way Review, Transom, New Orleans Review, Nailed Magazine and others. Danielle has received scholarships to travel to Patmos Island, Greece to study poetry, as well as grants from Poets & Writers and the Ashaki M. Jackson No Barriers Grant from the Women Who Submit. She is the inaugural winner of the Editor's Prize from Mary Magazine and the Editor's Choice Award from The Mas Tequila Review. She has performed on stages all over Southern California including the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Danielle holds bachelor’s degrees in Women's and Gender Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Redlands and is an alumna of the Community of Writers. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems about misogyny and the Internet.
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