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We’ll borrow from the techniques and language of photography to write new poetic work, drawing especially on observations from the world around us. We’ll also work with photographic images themselves for inspiration, using both found images we’ll supply and at least one photograph you’ll bring from home. By the end, you’ll have generated at least three new pieces and have a variety of approaches to add to your writer’s toolbox. Open to writers at all levels of experience.
Rebecca Hoogs is the author of Self-Storage (Stephen F. Austin University Press) which was a finalist for the 2013 Washington State Book Award, and a chapbook, Grenade (GreenTower Press). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, AGNI, FIELD, and others.
Sierra Nelson (Typing Explosion, Vis-à-Vis Society), poet, performer, and text-based artist, is author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal) and chapbook “In Case of Loss.” Earning her MFA from U.W. (2002), she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and teaches in Seattle, Friday Harbor, and Rome, Italy.