Poetry Workshop: The Sensual Form
This workshop is intended for writers who are interested in sensual detail (relating to or drawing from the five senses) with the understanding that poetry cannot exist without spirit, shadow, duende, intuition. In this portion of the class we concentrate on image, narrative, memory, monologue, witness. The other half of the class is devoted to poetic devices and formal strategies. We will practice traditional forms such as the pantoum and ghazal as well as modernized and invented forms: erasure and hybrid forms combining poetry and visual art, all the while moving toward your own individualized vision.
Please submit 3 previously written poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 25, and bring 7 copies to class for workshop.
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). She is a professor and Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.