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Generating Prose Poems

Though it has been around since the nineteenth century, the prose poem resists easy definition. Is it a sublime fusion of prose and poetry, or a mongrel offspring? We’ll give ourselves plenty of permission to interpret the genre in whatever ways best suit our needs. We’ll study the work of the late Russell Edson, whose parable- and fairytale-like prose poems are American classics, and we’ll explore a new collection of brief forms, aptly titled SHORT. Participants may respond with prose poems, “regular” poems, or flash fiction.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Deborah Woodard

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Start Date: 03/07/2015

End Date: 04/11/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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