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This will be a workshop for those who have committed themselves to the work of both reading and writing poetry. Within it we will make new work in response to existing forms, as well as revise older, unfinished work in a collaborative workshop setting. Our class will examine what strong poetry does — and also what it still might do. As in any workshop setting, we will learn as much from the successes and failures of others’ work as we do from our own experiments. Previous workshop experience necessary.
Kary Wayson’s poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Nation, Narrative, FIELD, Filter, The Best American Poetry 2007 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology. Kary was a 2003 Discovery/The Nation award winner, and her chapbook, Dog & Me, was published in 2004 by LitRag Press. Her book, American Husband, won the Ohio State University Press/ The Journal Award in 2009. A 2012 The Stranger Genius Award nominee, Kary lives and works in Seattle.