Poets’ Companion: Creating and Critiquing Together
In this workshop, we will critique individual poems, prose poems, and narrative poems and also do exercises to encourage new writing. We will discuss poems by modern and contemporary writers, and you should bring copies of some of your poems-in-progress for group critique and instructor’s individual comment. You may bring examples from poets who inspire you (books or individual poems). We will write new poems in response to exercises based on work that moves us, revise works in progress, and learn together in an atmosphere of mutual support and camaraderie. I will hold an individual conference with each student.
Texts: The Poet’s Companion: a Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. W. W. Norton.