Leaps & Swerves: Creating Surprise in Poetry

with Dilruba Ahmed

Genres: Poetry, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: May 30, 2024
End Date: May 30, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $102.60
General Price: $114.00

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Let's explore unexpected moves in poems: disruptions to syntax, shifts in tone, and associative leaps. Get ready for in-class prompts that invite a sense of wildness and surprise to our writing. Together, we'll investigate how poets such as Carl Phillips, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Matthew Olzmann, Rick Barot, Elizabeth Bishop, and Lawson Fusao Inada use craft strategies to establish an interplay between stabilizing and destabilizing forces in their work while engaging the reader in a journey of discovery.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

Class format:

  • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • No feedback given
  • No writing or reading outside of class.

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
Dilruba Ahmed

Dilruba Ahmed

she/her

Dilruba Ahmed is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Her debut book of poetry, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press), won the Bakeless Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Her poems have also been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2019 (Scribner), Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books), Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s), Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas), and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers.

Website: www.dilrubaahmed.com

Instagram: dilruba_ahmed20, https://www.instagram.com/dilruba_ahmed20/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dilruba.ahmed Web: https://www.dilrubaahmed.com/writing-lab

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