24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Joseph O. Legaspi I Must Confess – LIVE Poetry December 12 to December 16, 2022 Number of Participants: 2 Price: $575.00 Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop

LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern)

Why does confessional poetry get a bad rap? Arguably, aren’t all poems confessional, revealing of human experiences and truths? This online workshop aims to encourage the risks and lessen the apprehension of writing about risky subjects. Together we will form a safe space that is affirming yet challenging. The focus will be on poems-in-progress, elaborating on intent, craft and process. We will also generate new writing through prompts, and discuss exemplar poems. In creating narratives of the self and family, we will tap into memory, psyche, emotions, culture and autobiography.


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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