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Inprint 2017 Writers Workshops: Poetry 2017-210 (Tuesdays)

Inprint 2017 Writers Workshops: Poetry 2017-210 (Tuesdays)
Event on 2017-06-27 18:00:00

The popular Inprint 2017 Writers Workshops continue with Poetry 2017-210,

This 8-week workshop is open to first-timers as well as experienced poets and will provide you with new skills and a comfortable environment to become a better writer.

Despite reports that “poetry is dead,” the range of work being produced today is unparalleled to any other time. In this workshop, we will focus on expanding our poetic toolkit through the study of contemporary poems and the writing of our own poems.

Each class, we will read a wide aesthetic range of contemporary poetry and use these poems to highlight an aspect of craft including, but not limited to: voice, music, imagery, form, space, and humor. Students will be encouraged to suggest craft elements for class discussion. There will also be guided in-class exercises where students get the chance to practice craft elements in their own writing.

The core of this class is the workshop. You will bring in your own poems and receive positive, supportive, and constructive feedback for revision from the instructor and the students in the class. For new writers, the class will highlight a variety of tools wielded by poets. More experienced writers will expand their aesthetic range by learning new techniques and reexamining other ways to use familiar poetic devices.

This workshop is taught by Daniel Chu. Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the UH Creative Writing Program, where he also serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. He is a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize, the Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize, an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellowship, and has had poetry featured on Poets.org. He graduated from Williams College and also holds a Masters in Education from St. John’s University.

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