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Step on It! Building Velocity in Poetry

Discover how to increase the tension, extend the breath, and quicken the psychological and emotional pace in a poem utilizing elements of craft and technique. Instructors will share examples from the greats, distribute a takeaway “tip-sheet,” and carve out time for in-class discussion, writing with prompts, and sharing of work. So let’s put the pedal to the metal and effectively hustle our way down the page—all while leaving the reader satisfied.

Instructor: Tina Schumann and John Sibley Williams

Class Type: 1 Session


Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 10/12/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Tina Schumann and John Sibley Williams

Tina Schumann is a pushcart nominated poet and the author of three poetry collections, Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press, 2019) which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize, As If (Parlor City Press, 2010) which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, and Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues (Diode Editions, 2016) which won the Diode Editions Chapbook Contest. She is editor of the IPPY-award winning anthology Two Countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press, 2017). Schumann’s work received the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, finalist status in the Terrain.org annual poetry contest, as well as honorable mention in The Atlantic. She is a poetry editor for Wandering Aengus Press and Assistant Director at Artsmith.org. Her poems have appeared in publications and anthologies since 1999 including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Atticus Review, Cimarron Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Parabola, Palabra, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, and Verse Daily. You can read more about Tina at www.tinaschumann.com.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a freelance poetry editor and literary agent. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies.

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