LIVE via ZOOM: 2pm-4pm (Eastern Time)
In this workshop, I will share tricks and exercises that keep me writing when everything else in my world seems to want me to not write. We will do generative exercises on micro and short poems, fixed poetic forms on the smaller side (rondeau, cinquain, triolet), and will also talk about the role of research in generating new work. We’ll also talk and write ars poetica poems that will serve as guides to future poems.
Allison Joseph is the author of several poetry collections, including Confessions of a Barefaced Woman (Red Hen Press, 2018); Worldly Pleasures (Word Press, 2004); and What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992), winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award.
Joseph has received fellowships and awards from the Illinois Arts Council. She teaches at and directs the Southern Illinois University–Carbondale MFA Program in Creative Writing, where she also serves as the editor-in-chief and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review. She lives in Carbondale, Illinois.