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Poets in S P A C E

Poets in S P A C E


A poem is a work of strategic absence. Decisions about the content, rhythm, punctuation and visual space of a poem are as much about exclusion as inclusion. In this six-week online workshop, participants will examine how poets create sonic, conceptual and visual space and integrate these creative decisions into their work. We'll compare historical and contemporary poetic structures, from the ghazal and sonnet to the prose poem and erasure poem. Readings will include work by Morgan Parker, Wendy Xu, Hanif Abdurraqib, Hafiz, Agha Shahid Ali, M. NourbeSe Philip, Melvin Dixon and Yanyi. Participants will analyze different poetic strategies, draft five poems of their own, and give and receive feedback each week asynchronously via Wet Ink. The professor will provide video introductions to course material and assignments and, at the end of the course, a one-on-one video conference with each student.

Workshop Details
  • Professor: Candace Williams
  • Dates: November 1–December 13, 2020
  • Time: asynchronous
  • Location: online via Wet Ink
  • Cost: $345
  • Class size: 6–12 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, OCTOBER 25, 2020
  • Earlybird discount: $20 off through AUG 30