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Exploring Chapbooks

Intermediate/Advanced | Whether as prologue to a longer collection or a site to explore smaller obsessions, the chapbook has long provided poets the place to gather short sequences of poems. This class will combine reading, discussion, and workshop of the chapbook form. The first sessions of the class will be spent studying short collections of contemporary and historical poems, while later classes will focus on a discussion of each other’s work. While not required, it may be helpful for students to come to class with a possible chapbook idea in mind.

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Instructor: Bill Carty

Class Type: 8 Sessions


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 01/10/2022

No Class On: 1/17/2022, 2/21/2022

End Date: 03/14/2022

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Bill Carty

Bill Carty has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Artist Trust, and Hugo House. He is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming, Octopus Books). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and other journals.

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