Capturing the Hybrid Text (Poetry And Otherwise)
The mythological Chimera is created from parts of different beasts. Does that hybridity sound like your work or an area you’d like to explore? In this generative workshop, we’ll mix things up to create a unified experience. We’ll begin with example texts that turn into writing prompts. By week’s end, everyone will lay pages on the floor to get a view of progression and cohesion. Open to all. Facility in one genre is recommended.
Kimiko Hahn is the author of Foreign Bodies (W.W. Norton, March 2020), and nine other books of poems, including: Brain Fever and Toxic Flora, both prompted by science; The Narrow Road to the Interior, a collection that takes its title from Basho’s famous poetic journal. Her essay on the Japanese hybrid form, "The Zuihitsu and the Toadstool," was published in the American Poetry Review. She teaches in the MFA Program at Queens College, CUNY.