2022 Summer Workshops
Every writer has their strengths, but we often over-rely on what we do well. In this workshop we will look at poems that model a balance of tension between clarity and wilderness, narrative and music, emotion and intellect. We will then use exercises to generate new work that tries to balance our inherent strengths by employing vocabulary, syntax, and tonal choices we normally shy away from. Sign up for a tune up!
Traci Brimhall is the author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon, 2020), Saudade (Copper Canyon, 2017), Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Poetry, The Believer, The New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and Best American Poetry. A 2013 NEA Fellow, she is a Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.