Complicating the Poem
In this generative workshop, we'll work with a sequence of writing exercises designed to take a single image from memory and view it from many perspectives, accumulating a rich body of material that explores layers of experience and invites the poet to discover often unexpected emotion and idea. All you need are writing implements and a willingness to investigate.
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December 6: Member registration opens
December 13: General registration opens
Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane (April 2015), Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award, and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK. He is also the author of four memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling What Is the Grass, Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven’s Coast, as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word. Doty has received two NEA fellowships, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, a Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, and the Witter Byner Prize.