Exploring Chapbooks

with Bill Carty

Genres: Poetry, Reading, Short Story, Essay

Online

Open to all levels

8 Sessions

Start Date: April 9, 2024
End Date: May 28, 2024
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
 
General Price: $500.00

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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 readings, discussions, and workshops of chapbooks. The first sessions of the class will be spent studying contemporary and historical collections, 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 chapbook idea in mind. While most course readings will be poetry, students writing prose chapbooks may enroll as well.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Bill Carty

Bill Carty

he/him

Bill Carty is the author of Huge Cloudy (Octopus Books, 2019), which was long-listed for The Believer Book Award, and We Sailed on the Lake, published by Bunny Presse/Fonograf Editions in 2023. He has received poetry fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Artist Trust, Hugo House, and Jack Straw Cultural Center. He was awarded the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and his poems have appeared in the jubilat, Best American Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Iterant, Paperbag, The Kenyon Review, 32 Poems, and other journals. Originally from Maine, Bill now lives in Seattle, where he is Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest. He teaches at Hugo House, the UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars, and Edmonds College.

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