24PearlStreet Workshops

Craig Morgan Teicher Poem as Diary: A Generative Workshop Poetry February 26 to March 1, 2024 Tuition: $550.00 Class Size: 12 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop


The diary has long been a durable form in poetry–poets like Robert Creeley, A . R. Ammons, Lucille Clifton, and others have used the diary poem to record and illuminate the minutia of their day-to-day lives, transforming experience in real time. In this generative workshop, students (and teacher) will write a weeklong diary poem over the course of the workshop, posting their daily entries for discussion and feedback, while also responding to selected examples of diary poems in an online discussion forum. The class will begin with an optional live discussion session about the form, and will conclude with an optional virtual reading.

Optional LIVE elements: optional Zoom intro at the beginning and optional Zoom reading at the end.


Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of four books of poems, Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey (BOA, 2021); The Trembling Answers (BOA, 2017), which won the 2015 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; To Keep Love Blurry (BOA, 2012); and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, (CLP, 2007), winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry. He also wrote Cradle Book: Stories and Fables (BOA, 2010) and the chapbook Ambivalence and Other Conundrums (Omnidawn, 2014). His collection of essays We Begin in Gladness, was published by Graywolf in November, 2018. Teicher edited Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (New Directions, 2016) and Little Mr. Prose Poem: The Selected Poems of Russell Edson (BOA, 2022). He writes about books for many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times, and NPR. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children. He is a 2021 recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

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