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Generative Poetry Workshop

All Levels. Mark Twain’s instruction to “write what you know” remains some of the best advice around. But how can we also take to heart Robert Frost’s directive “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader?” Each week we’ll write and share poems with a view toward the act of individual discovery. Exercises will be aimed at creating imagistic, musical, and emotional surprise where reader—and writer!—least expect them. Most importantly, our workshop discussions will focus on each individual poet’s voice and path on the page.

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Instructor: Keetje Kuipers

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 09/28/2016

End Date: 11/02/2016

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:10 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Keetje Kuipers

Keetje Kuipers has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, West Branch, and Prairie Schooner. In 2007 Keetje completed her tenure as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, which provided her with seven months of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. She used her time there to complete work on her first book, Beautiful in the Mouth, which was awarded the 2009 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and was published by BOA Editions. Her second book, The Keys to the Jail, was published by BOA Editions in 2014. For four years, Keetje was a professor at Auburn University and an editor of Southern Humanities Review before deciding to leave in order to write full-time. She is currently at work on a memoir, a novel, and a third collection of poetry.

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