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At what point does great poetry end and daily life begin? What happens when we erase that line? In this generative workshop, we will explore traditionally “disposable” prose forms to find new ways of following the lyric impulses that operate constantly in our everyday lives. Taking inspiration from writings by Bashō, Dorothy Wordsworth, Jack Spicer, Alice Notley, and Khadijah Queen, we will use the language and rhythms that permeate our days—in our social relationships, rituals, communications, workplaces, and stray thoughts—as a springboard into an untapped realm of poetic making.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Daniel Poppick is the author of Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019), selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the National Poetry Series, and The Police (Omnidawn, 2017). He lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a copywriter and co-edits The Catenary Press with Rob Schlegel and Rawaan Alkhatib.