Cross-Pollination: Poets Writing Memoir
This multigenre workshop will look at the work of contemporary poets who also write memoir, such as Joy Harjo, E. J. Koh, Camille Dungy, and Mark Doty to name a few. How does the intimacy and imagery of poetry influence prose and what can blossom from poets wandering into the field of creative nonfiction? Through several generative writing exercises, we will expand existing poems into longer prose (possibly hybrid forms) and explore the opportunities and potential obstacles in writing effectively across genres.
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Jessica Gigot is a poet, farmer, and coach. She lives on a little sheep farm in the Skagit Valley. Her second book of poems, Feeding Hour (Wandering Aengus Press, 2020), won a Nautilus Award and was a finalist for the 2021 Washington State Book Award. Jessica’s writing and reviews appear in several publications, such as Orion, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Ecotone, Terrain.org, Gastronomica, Crab Creek Review, and Poetry Northwest. She is currently a poetry editor for The Hopper and a 2022 Jack Straw Writer. Her latest work is A Little Bit of Land, published by Oregon State University Press.