What if the simple act of reading a poem could open doors into your own new work? What if another poet’s words could beckon your own words to the page? Join poet Molly Spencer for this workshop that explores the importance of reading for your writing practice, and the ways close reading of a poem can be a generative act. We’ll read poems by contemporary poets, discuss specific methods for finding entry points to our own poems through the work of others, and use one (or more) of the strategies to write something new. Please bring a poem or two that you feel your poems are in kinship with, or that make you feel inspired to write.