LIVE via ZOOM: 11am-1pm (Eastern)
Get ready for five days of intensive writing together! During our Zoom meetings, we’ll do all kinds of in-class writing. We’ll read and think about some model poems to see what we can learn from them. We’ll also experiment with free-writes, word games, and revision techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to present a couple of poems for group feedback, and at the end of our time together you’ll have a lot of new work to tinker with; three pieces will be sent to me as your portfolio for my comments (your choice of written feedback or a half-hour Zoom meeting to talk about them, to be arranged). If you’ve been trying to get your groove back, or you just want to generate some new poems, this is the class for you—a time to have fun, get inspired, and write your ass off!
Kim Addonizio is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. Her most recent poetry collection is Now We’re Getting Somewhere (W.W. Norton). Her memoir-in-essays, Bukowski in a Sundress, was published by Penguin. She has received NEA and Guggenheim Fellowships, Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and the essay, and her poetry has been widely translated and anthologized. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Poetry, The Sun, the Times Literary Supplement (UK), and numerous literary journals. Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist in poetry. She performs and teaches internationally at colleges, universities, festivals and conferences, and currently lives in Oakland, CA, where she teaches private workshops.