The Art of the Line Break with Idra Novey

poet Idra Novey, Poetry NYC, Poetry Workshops
Date and Time: 
June 11, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
June 18, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
June 25, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 9, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 16, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 23, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Event Location: 
Conference Room
Admission: 
$295

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 classes@poetshouse.org

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies