Open Enrollment Class Registration - sax

$325.00

The Linked Sequence with sam sax

Price: $325.00

One-Day Workshop - Akbar

$95.00

Kaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in September 2017; he is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic.

Price: $95.00

Prose Architectures

On view September 26-November 11, 2017

Renee Gladman’s drawings regard language and narration as architectures with interiors that can be opened, enacted, or mapped. This exhibition features work from two of her drawings-for-books, Prose Architectures and Plans for Sentences, as well as larger discrete ink and gouache works for the wall.

All Hallow's Eve at Poets House!

Join us for crafts, snacks, and activities celebrating all things spooky and spirited! Wear your costumes!

Poetic Narratives: Writing the Varied and Whole Story with DéLana R. A. Dameron

“We tell this story every year,” Natasha Trethewey says in “Incident" from her prize-winning collection Native Guard. What happens when you tell and re-tell a story? How does the story sound from multiple perspectives? How was the story told five years ago? Yesterday? Today? How will you tell it, and through what lens, tomorrow?

Poetic Narratives: Writing the Varied and Whole Story with DéLana R. A. Dameron

NOTE: The final class in this six-week series will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11:30am-2:00pm

“We tell this story every year,” Natasha Trethewey says in “Incident" from her prize-winning collection Native Guard. What happens when you tell and re-tell a story? How does the story sound from multiple perspectives? How was the story told five years ago? Yesterday? Today? How will you tell it, and through what lens, tomorrow?

Make it New: Writing Against Ritual and Habit with Jenny Xie

“I will do anything to avoid boredom. You can never know enough…never leave the mind quickly enough,” wrote Anne Carson in her introduction to “Short Talks.” This class will heed Carson’s spirit of openness and rich curiosity, and investigate the pleasures of writing toward self-surprise. How do we avoid the trap of self-imitation and reinvigorate our work? How can the strange and the unexpected be a source of energy and revelation? We will begin the course by diagnosing patterns and recurring motions in our own work, and then labor to jostle ourselves out of our usual familiar rhythms.

New Forms, New Tricks with 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.

The Linked Sequence with sam sax

The linked sequence is a popular staple inside many contemporary poetry collections—often borrowing as much from the essay form as from either the epic or lyric tradition. In this class, we’ll explore the history of this particular poem form as well as its current diverse incarnations and look to the tactics contemporary writers use [polyphony (polyvocality), fragment, erasure, documentary, etc.] to imagine what’s possible in our own work.

Mining the Poetic Unconscious with Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in September 2017; he is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic.

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