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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 is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions: Beautiful in the Mouth (2010), which was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, The Keys to the Jail (2014), which was a book club selection for The Rumpus, and All Its Charms (2019), which includes poems honored by publication in both The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. Keetje’s poetry and prose have appeared in Narrative, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, Orion, The Believer, and over a hundred other magazines. Her poems have also been featured as part of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series and read on NPR’s Writer’s Almanac. Keetje has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellow in Poetry at Bread Loaf, the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, and the recipient of fellowships from numerous residencies including PEN Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency. She currently serves as Senior Editor at Poetry Northwest.

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