The Poem Comes Alive

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We seek writing that is urgent and vivid, asking: at what point does a poem come alive on the page? This class combines collaborative workshop and guided, close reading of contemporary poets in order to explore our craft. Participants can expect to receive feedback on three poems. For the first day of class, bring fifteen copies of a draft to share. Having to miss one or two sessions due to summer travel does not preclude taking part.

LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held via our online video conferencing platform, Zoom. The dates and times will remain the same. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of Made to Explode (forthcoming 2021); Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir. She also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, DC.

Teaching Style: The tone of Sandra's workshops is rigorous, with lots of craft talk, but conversational and nurturing. She praises clarity, humor, and risk on the page.

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