ASYNCHRONOUS with LIVE ELEMENTS
Are you building or revising 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 this fall, 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 book titles, workshop a few 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: a mid-week Zoom activity.
Rebecca Morgan Frank Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four books of poetry: Oh You Robot Saints! (2021), Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (2017), and The Spokes of Venus (2016), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), shortlisted for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poetry has appeared such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Poetry Ireland, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day. Her collaborations with composers are performed and exhibited across the country. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Meier Achievement Award, a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship in Poetry, a Richard S. and Julia Louise Reynolds Fellowship for the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and The Ragdale Foundation. She holds an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, where she was an Elliston Poetry Fellow, and she has taught in graduate programs at UC Irvine, Northwestern University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank lives outside of Chicago, where she serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and is a reviewer for the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Books.