24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Joseph O. Legaspi I Must Confess – LIVE Poetry June 26 to June 30, 2023 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $575.00 Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop

LIVE via ZOOM: 6pm-8pm (Eastern)

Why does confessional poetry get a bad rap? Arguably, aren’t all poems confessional, revealing of truths? This workshop aims to encourage and ease the risks it takes to write about risky subjects. The focus will be on poems-in-progress, as well as elaborating on intent, craft, and process. There will also be daily writing exercises/prompts, resulting in the creation of drafts, and study of exemplar works. In creating a narrative of the self, we will tap into memory, autobiography, experiences and history. This online workshop will be a safe space, affirming yet challenging. We will work together as a group to give shape and illuminate our particular stories, situating ourselves with urgency on the page.


Joseph O. Legaspi, a Fulbright and NYFA fellow, is the author of the full-length collections Threshold and Imago, and two chapbooks: Aviary, Bestiary, winner of The Blair Prize, and Subways. Recent works appeared in POETRY, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Best of the Net, Orion, The Rumpus, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day. He cofounded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American writers.






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