(Hill Center) 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.

About Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections—Made to Explode (forthcoming 2021), Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox (winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize), and Theories of Falling—as well as a memoir, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. In 2018, she edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA fellowship and four D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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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