Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Donika Kelly The Erotic and Beyond July 14 to July 19, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Poetry Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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How do we write love poems? Why do we write love poems and when? Who are love poems about: the lover or beloved? In this generative workshop, we will begin with Anne Carson’s and Audre Lorde’s treatments of the erotic as our initial sites of inquiry into intimacy, longing, and the triangulation of desire. We will explore the many modes of the love poem, charting the boundaries that separate the lover and beloved. Participants can expect to write love poems using various approaches modeled for us by June Jordan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Carl Phillips, Laura Hershey, Ellen Bass, Kayleb Rae Candrili, and others.


Donika Kelly  is the author of The Renunciations, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf book award in poetry, and Bestiary, the winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and founding member of the collective Poets at the End of the World. She currently lives in Iowa City, where she teaches creative writing at The University of Iowa.

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