Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Vievee Francis Addressing the Shared World June 16 to June 21, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Poetry Advanced On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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In this workshop, we will focus on how to write in troubled times. Although Wordsworth would have us wait and write from a more contemplative state, how do we get there? What if the world around us throws us off-balance? Our work can’t find its footing. We slip into stagnation and wonder why write at all. In this generative workshop we will learn techniques to “keep on” writing even when it seems that our work isn’t enough to meet the needs of the world we share. We will read and write daily. Our critical approach will be affirming and effective. Expect to write three new poems and feel poetically revived.


Please send three representative poems to get a sense of your work to by May 31.


Poet Vievee Francis is the author of The Shared World (Northwestern University Press, 2023); Forest Primeval (TriQuarterly Books, 2015), winner of the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Award; Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize; and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006). She is the recipient of the 2021 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Born in West Texas, she earned an MFA from the University of Michigan in 2009. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

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