Experiment & Possibility Everlasting: Making Poems In the Poem Lab

Experiment & Possibility Everlasting: Making Poems In the Poem Lab

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Week 5: July 9 to July 14
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 3 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Every poem is, at its heart, an experiment. This means there’s no such thing as a poem that doesn’t have the possibility to teach us something deeply important about our practice, our poetics, and the world around us. In this workshop we will write a ton of poems, devise lots of experiments that will help us keep writing and revising all year long. We will also have the remarkable opportunity of collaborating with master printmaker Fred Liang and his printmaking class to explore thematic, narrative and poetic ideas based on collaborative practice with visual artists. The projects last year included broadsides, collage, large prints with text. This class is open to writers at all levels. Last year we had folks who were fairly new to poems and people with many books. Alums of this class are welcome as all the experiments will be different. 

Biography

GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the LA Book Prize. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes including a Stegner and Jones Fellowship, a Civitella di Ranieri residency, a Rona Jaffe Women Writers Award, and a Lannan Residency fellowship. She is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books. Her third book, Rocket Fantastic will be released in Fall 2017. She teaches at UNC Chapel Hill.