24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Oliver de la Paz Humming—Finding & Sustaining Momentum in Poetic Sequences Poetry June 12 to June 16, 2023 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $550.00 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop


From invention to revision, this generative workshop will attend to the possibilities of creating new work that is in tune with a singular focus, obsession, or motif. We will explore exercises that allow the writer to hold on to a subject matter, allowing the writer to seek new possibilities, and perhaps provide outlets to future projects and poems. We’ll explore models of poems and hybrid works by authors that find themselves, suddenly humming a melody all day, eventually translating those ear worms into a sustained project or potential opera. And we’ll look to shortcuts and practices that will aid in the continued generation of other mixes and remixes.

Optional LIVE Elements: final Zoom Reading on the 16th with occasional 1-on-1 Zoom conferences.


Oliver de la Paz is the author and editor of seven books including The Diaspora Sonnets, which was a winner of the 2023 New England Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. He is the Poet Laureate of Worcester, MA, and teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the Low Residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University.

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