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In this generative writing course, we will learn the art of imitation by examining the unfolding lyricism and logic inside extraordinary poems we read together in class. We will then draft poems mimicking one or more technique, jolting our creativity via unexpected prompts and drafting strategies. Students will leave with at least three new drafts and a method of reading that can become a lifelong first step toward writing new poems.
Katie Ford is the author of If You Have To Go, Blood Lyrics, Colosseum and Deposition. A recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize, her work has been printed in The Norton Introduction to Literature, The New Yorker, and Poetry.