ENG 326/426 Writing Poetry: Intermediate/Writing Poetry: Advanced University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spring 2018
ENG 326 Writing Poetry: Intermediate University of North Carolina at Greensboro Fall 2017 Note: My intermediate poetry class is wrapping up workshop on their third poems and they are getting ready to turn in their fourth workshop poems this Saturday. This exercise is meant to allow them time and space to try something new (some […]
Students’ Materials Writing journal, with plenty of paper and/or your laptop A previous draft of one of your poems Room Setup Six “stations” will be set up at even intervals around the room, each with its own set of instructions. They will be identified by the following names: Anaphora Heavy Enjambment Sentence Fragment Lack of […]
On Wednesday, November 16, I gave the lecture “It’s Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters” at Rutherford Hall in Allamuchy, New Jersey. Here are the materials for that talk: Slide Presentation: “It’s Alive: Why Poetry Still Matters” Handout for Audience Discussion This talk also transformed into my November 2016 blog post for Ploughshares, “Truth & Dread: […]
The handout for “Walk the Line: The Tension Between Line and Syntax,” tomorrow’s course at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, is now available on my Google Drive.
Genre: Poetry Purpose: To push the boundaries of the line, sentence, and punctuation to add subtext and texture to poems Readings: Lynda Hull, Claudia Emerson, Ocean Vuong, Tarfia Faizullah, Jamaal May, Ross Gay *This prompt was given to Mary Szybist’s workshop at the 2015 Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop In this prompt, I’d like for you […]
Class: Intro to Creative Writing Genre: Poetry Readings: A poetry packet featuring the poems listed below Time: 30 minutes Group 1: “Wherever My Dead Go When I’m Not Remembering Them” (Shapiro) and “In the Waiting Room” (Bishop) Group 2: “Perpetually Attempting to Soar” (Ruefle) and “The Lovers of the Poor” (Brooks) Group 3: “Your Wild […]