Summer Workshop Program 2023
$900-Sustaining Rate, $700-Regular Rate, $500-Student/Teacher Rate
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Nonfiction writer Dinty W. Moore says, “It is not what happens to us in our lives that makes us into writers; it is what we make out of what happens to us.” This class will examine several strategies for shaping the autobiographical moment in poetry. We’ll consider how the ordinary becomes sublime, and how the speaker’s private experience can become a powerful experience for the reader as well. This will be a generative workshop. We will write so many poems.
Matthew Olzmann is the author of Constellation Route, as well as two previous collections of poetry: Mezzanines (selected for the 2011 Kundiman Prize) and Contradictions in the Design. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, MacDowell, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Olzmann’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The Pushcart Prizes, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and also teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.