Poetry Workshop: The Sensual Form

Poetry Workshop: The Sensual Form

Tina Chang
Week 5: July 9 to July 14
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 5 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

This workshop is intended for writers who are interested in sensual detail (relating to or drawing from the five senses) with the understanding that poetry cannot exist without spirit, shadow, duende, intuition. In this portion of the class we concentrate on image, narrative, memory, monologue, witness. The other half of the class is devoted to poetic devices and formal strategies. We will practice traditional forms such as the pantoum and ghazal as well as modernized and invented forms: erasure and hybrid forms combining poetry and visual art, all the while moving toward your own individualized vision.

Please submit 3 previously written poems to dwalsh@fawc.org by June 25, and bring 7 copies to class for workshop. 


TINA CHANG was raised in New York City. She is the first female to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and is the author of the collections of poetry Of Gods & Strangers (2011) and Half-Lit Houses (2004). She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology  Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). She is the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Academy of American Poets, Poets & Writers, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation among others. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and she is also a member of the international writing faculty at the City University of Hong Kong.