YOUR BEST BEACH BODY: Seven Prompts to Provoke and Invite
Where in your body do you house longing? Where does surprise live? Tenderness? Humor? This week we’ll prep our summer poem bodies with seven prompts designed to provoke and invite the visceral and somatic, both dark and light. We’ll build muscle with, and move freely around, anaphora, syllabics, direct address, found text, ekphrasis, and erasure. You’ll hear from your instructor daily, and we’ll share a few “model” poems. The week will end with a personal audio note for each student and an individualized reading list.
Sarah Green is the author of Earth Science (421 Atlanta, 2016) and the editor of Welcome to the Neighborhood: An Anthology of American Coexistence (Ohio University Press, 2019.) A Pushcart Prize winner, Sewanee Writers' Conference Fellow, and Vermont Studio Center Fellow, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FIELD, Paris Review, Sixth Finch, Gettysburg Review, Copper Nickel, 32 Poems, Pleiades, Mid-American Review, Best New Poets, Verse Daily, The Incredible Sestina Anthology, and elsewhere.