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The Art of the Line Break with Idra Novey

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Jun 11, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

poet Idra Novey, Poetry NYC, Poetry Workshops

In this workshop, participants will experiment with the line break and how using it in new ways, or not at all, can lead to poems they may not have come to write otherwise. Students will work toward new poems and also revisit earlier ones to question whether re-imagining them with shorter lines, or longer lines, or perhaps no line breaks at all, might lead to new cadences and questions, even entirely different, wilder poetry.

Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in poetry. Her work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, in Poetry Magazine, Slate, and American Poetry Review. Her recent translations include Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. She teaches at NYU and in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Class Registration Guidelines
Open to all; no applications needed but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x2832 or email

Admission $295 Location Conference Room Sponsored By Poets House


Jun 11, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm