ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS
Do you feel like you keep writing the same poem over and over, or that you aren’t sure how to begin new poems? Are you looking for community and support in expanding your poetic practice? Join us for this asynchronous generative workshop, in which we will use daily prompts and readings; informal research; and engagement with existing texts and artifacts to help you explore new avenues for drafting poems. We will seek out sparks for new work and find new directions, while also sharing feedback meant to encourage exploration through revision as well as drafting.
Optional Live Elements: Zoom reading at the end of the workshop to celebrate student work.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four books of poetry: Oh You Robot Saints!, Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, and The Spokes of Venus, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Catapult, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, Los Angeles Review of Books, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and elsewhere. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of such honors as a Meier Achievement Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, a Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Fellowship for the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston. She holds an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry Fellow. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and lives outside of Chicago.