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All Levels | Think of the American Sonnet, used by many contemporary poets; the Golden Shovel; and the Duplex as the evolution of three modern poetic forms. We’ll examine their effectiveness as containers for the evolving language of today. Participants should bring three different poems-in-progress and will apply the rigor of each form to a selected draft. We will create poems in these modern forms.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Gary Copeland Lilley is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent being The Bushman's Medicine Show, from Lost Horse Press (2017), and a chapbook, The Hog Killing, from Blue Horse Press (2018). He is originally from North Carolina and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. He has received the Washington DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. He is published in numerous anthologies and journals, including Best American Poetry 2014, Willow Springs, The Swamp, Waxwing, the Taos International Journal of Poetry, and the African American Review. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.