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New Forms, New Tricks with Sharon Dolin

Oct 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sharon Dolin

“Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem,” Anne Sexton wrote. In this workshop, poets try their hands at new forms—from the gigan to the golden shovel—to trick themselves out of poetic ruts and see what form the urgency of what they have to say will take. We’ll read a range of contemporary poets who are creating and playing with new forms including: Terrance Hayes, Donna Masini, Ruth Ellen Kocher, David Baker, Evie Shockley, Moira Egan, and Afaa Michael Weaver. Over the course of six weeks, students will also attempt to create a new form for themselves.

Sharon Dolin is the award-winning author of six books of poetry, most recently Manual for Living (2016) and Whirlwind (2012), both from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her ekphrastic collection Serious Pink was re-issued by Marsh Hawk Press in 2015. She is a recipient of a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant for her translations from the Catalan. She directs and teaches in Writing About Art in Barcelona each June She is currently co-editing a new anthology of 21st Century Forms.

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Admission $325 Location Stanley Kunitz Conference Room Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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