The Art of the Short Poem
Why write short poems? They're fun.They're challenging. They help you to be concise and get to the heart of what you want to say, and to dive deep. They enable a more detailed critique of their language. We're going to look at and discuss the structure and language of short pieces, from haiku-inspired American Sentences to forms like the triolet and free verse structures, as well as write to assignments (they will be focused, but broad enough to accommodate any subject that's on your mind).
Kim Addonizio’s eighth poetry collection is Now We’re Getting Somewhere, forthcoming from W.W. Norton in 2021. She has also published two novels, two short story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within. Her most recent publications are a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin), and a book of poems, Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton). Her work has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, two Pushcart Prizes, and other awards, and has been translated into several languages. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. She has taught at colleges, universities, conferences, and festivals, both in the US and abroad.