Threading and Building: Working Toward a Manuscript
Whether you’re beginning with one poem or a small group of poems, this week-long intensive workshop will offer strategies to meaningfully expand your work toward a manuscript. By mapping the resonances and symmetries within and between poems, students will gain a sense of where expansion is possible. Engaging daily experimental prompts will help writers explore unexpected perspectives and directions for moving their work forward. At the end of the workshop each student will receive a written note reviewing the poems shared during the week and offering suggestions for next steps.
Nicole Terez Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review, and Salt Hill Journal. Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, was selected as the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts where she serves as the city’s inaugural poet laureate.