• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: April 29, 2023
  • End Date: April 29, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $150.00
  • Member Price: $135.00

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Laboratory Poetics: Inventing Form

Poets often reach for a specific form to propel or control some element of a poem; they also look to form for challenge and exploration. But what happens when a poet goes beyond received forms like the sonnet or sestina and designs their own experimental form? We will explore wonders found in forms invented by poets like torrin a. greathouse and George Abraham before inventing our own. This workshop is for those looking to push the limits or take the brakes off.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Danez Smith

Danez Smith

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of Homie, (Graywolf Press, 2020), winner of the Minnesota Book Award, the Heartland Bookseller Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award; and [insert] boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Danez is a member of the Dark Noise Collective and is the co-host of VS with Franny Choi, a podcast sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Postloudness.