Exploring the Surreal and the Strange in Prose Poetry
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
In this workshop, writers will be exposed to surreal and strange prose poems by established masters. We will take a look at writers such as James Tate, Marosa di Giorgio, Sabrina Orah Mark, Ray Gonzalez, and more. Once we have exposure to some of the great surreal prose poets of our age, the instructor will share his own unique prompts and sample prose poems written to the same prompts, so students can gain insight into the improvisation and editing process.
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Jose Hernandez Diaz
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Go to josehernandezdiaz.com for more information or follow Jose @josehernandezdz.
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