In this workshop, we will think about how shifting our focus from the bigger elements of a poem (line, sentence, and stanza) to the smaller units of composition (the letter and the word) can invigorate our writing practice. To do this, we will read and discuss examples from poets Inger Christensen (trans. Susanna Nied), Carolyn Forché, Harryette Mullen, and Claire Wahmanholm, then get to work writing our own poetry, letter by letter and word by intentional word.
Thursday, November 19
6:00-8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Kristi Maxwell is the author of seven books of poems, including My My (Saturnalia Books, 2020); Realm Sixty-four, editor's choice for the Sawtooth Poetry Prize; Hush Sessions, editor's choice for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; and Re-, finalist for the National Poetry Series. She's an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville.