RISKING IT: GENERATING NEW WORK
For a poem to feel alive, to feel worth the hours of time we spend together, risk is necessary in shape, subject matter, and language. For a poem to succeed, we believe it needs to challenge the writer in unexpected ways. Together, we will delve into poems by contemporary poets, honoring them with close readings; we will study the art of risk and then use poems and discussions to stretch our own writing whether by using found forms, collage, surrealism, or high lyric --- whatever causes us to be startled into new ways of writing and revising. In addition, class registration includes one copy of Susan's new collection: Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems, published by Salmon Poetry, March 2022.
You will leave the workshop with 6-8 new starts, but more importantly, you will leave with a toolbox of new ways to approach your own work. All poets of all levels are welcome!
PRAISE FOR POTC CLASSES:
"I always love "Generating New Poems," for both the prompts and the energy of the poems being born before my eyes."
~ Debby Bacharach, author of Shake and Tremor, Grayson Books.
Together, we will write poems inspired by a diverse array of new writing prompts. You will leave with 4-6 poem starts, and maybe more! Spend focused time writing poems in a safe, nurturing environment. Come spend the day with us: writing, laughing, and surprising yourself with what you can do in a short amount of time --- with creative guidance and just the right atmosphere.
"Your workshop, "Generating New Poems," encouraged me to think about poetry differently."
~ Wanda Herndon, poet
HOW TO REGISTER:
1) Click here to fill out registration form
2) Cost: $189 until APRIL 21st
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ONLY IF BEFORE APRIL 19: OR to pay by CHECK, mail check payable to Susan Rich and mail to:
Seattle, WA 98116
Small note: If you pay by check, PLEASE fill out the registration form. For this one day class, we cannot offer refunds. However, you can gift your class to a BIPOC poet.