Telling Our Stories: Narrative Forms in Poetry (IN-PERSON)
In this class, we will learn to tell our stories in narrative poetry, exploring strategies to get started and keep the story going. We will read poets who know how to sustain narrative voices and rhythms, and we will try writing long poems, sequences, prose poems, and poetic forms that unexpectedly provoke narrative: anaphora/litany, duplex, golden shovel, paradelle, round, and others. Whether you are contemplating a voyage or already underway, this workshop will help you sustain wonder in your journey.
Carolyne Wright’s new book is Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021). Previous books include This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem won a Pushcart Prize and also appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009; and the anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), which received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. Carolyne has also received NEA and 4Culture grants, and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. Visit https://carolynewright.wordpress.com for more information.