Birds Not Birdcages: Playing in Form with R.A. Villanueva
Rallying around Dean Young’s assertion "we are making birds not birdcages,” this class will examine the role of form in innovative and traditional poems, and explore the interplay of memory, language, and art in the creation of new work.
R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the 2013 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. A founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, his honors include the 2013 Ninth Letter Literary Award for poetry and fellowships from Kundiman and The Asian American Literary Review. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Virginia Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Bellevue Literary Review, DIAGRAM, and The Common. He lives in Brooklyn.