ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE elements
Are you shaping or revising and reshaping a poetry book or chapbook? Whether you are at the early stages of ordering a manuscript or you are preparing a manuscript to submit to publishers in the new year, this week-long course will provide a toolbox of writing exercises, resources, and activities to help you focus and structure your manuscript. You will also have the opportunity to get feedback on titles, workshop key poems, and receive feedback from the instructor on your opening pages. Join a community of poets who are also exploring the rich creative process of developing a book-length work of poems.
Optional LIVE elements: includes an optional Zoom session for interactive activities.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four books of poetry: Oh You Robot Saints!, Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country, and The Spokes of Venus, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Catapult, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, Los Angeles Review of Books, Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, and elsewhere. Her collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of such honors as a Meier Achievement Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, a Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Fellowship for the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ragdale Foundation, and the Writers’ Room of Boston. She holds an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry Fellow. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and lives outside of Chicago.