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  • Start Date: January 1, 1970
  • End Date: January 1, 1970
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  • Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
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  • Public Price: $245.00
  • Member Price: $220.50

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Under the Influence of Elizabeth Bishop [Carolyne Wright]

“I don’t like teaching,” was how Elizabeth Bishop began her legendary workshops at the University of Washington, “but we’ll practice a most useful poetic strategy—writing in form.” In this workshop modeled on her example, we’ll read poems by Bishop, Weldon Kees, Maxine Kumin, Marilyn Hacker, and younger neo-Formalists; explore how form helps poets achieve surprising leaps in their language; try received forms like pantoum, sestina, sonnet, triolet, and villanelle and nonce forms like anaphora and abecedarian; and complete a group of poems in form.