Summer Workshop Program 2023
In this multi-genre poetry workshop we will invest in the spark, collision, and inspiration of poetry and other genres. We will workshop poems while responding to generative writing prompts where poems work in collaboration with memoir, photography, collage, and raw, collected material. Students are asked to experiment wildly and delve into the inventive play of language that crosses artistic boundaries. The workshop will culminate in an optional collaboration with artist and teacher Fred Liang which will result in a print of one’s own poem to take home. No collaborative experience needed but passion and congenial cooperation will be highly embraced.
Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019) which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah magazine, Publisher’s Weekly and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Chang is the director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.