LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern)
Are you trying to find your way back to poetry after a long year or more of putting your creative work on the back burner? Or are you looking to take your work in new directions? Join us for a live generative workshop that will provide a virtual space for discovery and innovation: each day of this five-day class, you’ll be guided through a series of writing exercises ranging from journeys through real and imagined places to investigations of unexplored imagery, language, and creative resources. We will turn to first and final drafts by such poets as Elizabeth Bishop and Jericho Brown for insight as we explore writing from and through a wide range of writing we call “drafts.” Together we will write daily and share work through group workshops shaped to keep everyone writing, expanding, and revising. Participants can plan to walk away with a toolbox of new exercises and a handful of fresh drafts.
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.