Basic and Bold: The Remix with Patricia Spears Jones
This workshop is for serious poets who are looking for different ways to refresh their vision and expand their writing; who want to make poems that are ambitious, thoughtful and innovative; and who want to see how best to use poetry’s basics from stanza forms to rhyme to free verse in writing poems that will be bolder and larger in expression. The workshop will include in-class writing; the reading of poets representing a range of styles and approaches, such as Ai, Charles Bernstein, Frank Bidart, Brenda Hillman and many others; and a revision project called Can This Poem Be Saved?
Patricia Spears Jones is an award-winning African-American poet, editor, playwright and teacher. Her poetry collections are Painkiller (forthcoming), Femme du Monde and The Weather That Kills. She has taught at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Cave Canem’s New York City Workshop, Sarah Lawrence and elsewhere.