Rebecca Gayle Howell
Multi-Genre November 5 to November 30, 2018TUITION COST: $500CLASS SIZE: 15SESSION: fallLEVEL: 4 week asynchronous workshop
This four-week class invites both poets and prose writers to remember what made them want to write in the first place: a love for language. For the first three weeks we will focus on a variety of syntax styles, which we will engage through exercises, discussions, and lectures. We will also perform close readings of works by writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Melville, Joy Williams, Cormac McCarthy, Nabokov, Ross Gay, and CD Wright, discussing how the English sentence is transformed in a master’s hands. Our last week will be a workshop, and students will be expected to present a short folio for review. By the end of our month together, you will be ready to lead your own investigation into the sentence and the imagination.
Rebecca Gayle Howell's most recent book is American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by both The Millions and the Courier-Journal. Howell's honors include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American.