ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS
Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do a writing residency, but I don’t have time, or am not able to travel right now?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “I want to get a lot done, but don’t want to write in isolation!” This is a friendly, but rigorous, community-based, four-week Winter course you can take from your desk, favorite café, or couch with the goal of setting you up to write five to six new poems in the span of four weeks. You will write new poems based off of prompts inspired by movement and give and receive feedback on peer work while reading poems by Richard Blanco, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Wright. This Winter, we’ll travel through our poems and think about the ways language transports us.
Optional Live Element: We will hold an attendance-optional poetry reading via Zoom during the last week of the course to celebrate your work!
Tyler Mills is the author of City Scattered (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions Chapbook Prize, Diode Editions 2021). Her memoir, The Bomb Cloud, received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC and is forthcoming from Unbound Edition Press in 2024. A poet and essayist, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Brevity, Copper Nickel, River Teeth, and The Rumpus. She lived and taught in New Mexico four years, most recently serving as the Burke Scholar for the Doel Reed Center for the Arts in Taos, NM, and now teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.