Exploring Chapbooks [Bill Carty]
Intermediate/Advanced | Whether as prologue to a longer collection or a site to explore smaller obsessions, the chapbook has long provided poets the place to gather short sequences of poems. This class will combine reading, discussion, and workshop of the chapbook form. The first sessions of the class will be spent studying short collections of contemporary and historical poems, while later classes will focus on a discussion of each other’s work. While not required, it may be helpful for students to come to class with a possible chapbook idea in mind.