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Re-Cognition, Re-Vision, and Revelation: Pushing the Boundaries of Your Poems with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Sep 21, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bridging the gap between inspiration and perspiration, this workshop focuses on specific elements of poetry, such as tone, metaphor, imagery, form, and sound, to provide students a process by which they can infuse revision with the same creative energy that accompanies writing early drafts. This workshop is excellent for writers currently revising drafts of existing poems.


Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going. Her debut collection, Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, won the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in publications including Orion, New England Review, Guernica, and The Missouri Review. Jessica has taught at Hendrix College, UNC-Wilmington, as well as workshops in Greece. She serves as Associate Editor of Beloit Poetry Journal. She lives in Asheville, NC, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown.

Nickole Brown received her MFA from Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for 10 years. She is the author of Sister, a novel-in-poems, as well as Fanny Says. She lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs, in Asheville, NC, where she volunteers at a four different animal sanctuaries. Currently, she’s at work on a bestiary of sorts based on this experience. A clutch of these new poems won Rattle‘s 2018 Chapbook Contest as To Those Who Were Our First Gods and was published in 2018.


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Admission $110


Sep 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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