FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes: Exploring Experiences Through Poetic Form

Rowan Ricardo Phillips WEEK 5: July 10 to July 15 TUITION: $600 WORKSHOP: 9AM-Noon DISCIPLINE: Poetry OPEN TO ALL ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE

This workshop focuses primarily on poetic form. You will study, in brief, the history of these forms – their strict and loose interpretations, and how your formal poems can thrive in the present instead of seeming beholden to, and sounding like they were written, in the past. You will be expected to write a new poem in a new form for every workshop meeting. Designed for all levels of poets, regardless of past experience with formal poetry.

BIOGRAPHY

Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of The Ground, Heaven, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, The Circuit: a Tennis Odyssey, and Living Weapon. He has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the GLCA New Writers Award, the Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award, the PEN/Osterweil Prize for Poetry, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. He lives in New York City and Barcelona.