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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.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
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.