Poems that Travel – A Writing Residency at Home
Have you ever thought, “I’d love to do a writing residency, but I don’t have time, or am not able to travel right now?” Or maybe you’ve thought, “I want to get a lot done, but don’t want to write in isolation!” This is a friendly, but rigorous, community-based, one-week summer course you can take from your desk, garden, favorite café, or couch with the goal of setting you up to write five new poems in the span of a week. Yes, you can do it! You will write new poems based off of prompts inspired by movement and give and receive feedback on peer work while reading poems by Richard Blanco, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Wright. At the end of the course, you will receive additional feedback from the instructor via a phone call (or synchronous chat). This summer, we travel through our poems and think about the ways language transports us.
LIVE ELEMENT: We will hold an attendance-optional poetry reading via Zoom during the last week of the course to celebrate your work!
Tyler Mills is the author of two full-length books of poems, Hawk Parable (winner of the Akron Poetry Prize, University of Akron Press 2019) and Tongue Lyre (winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), as well as The City Scattered (2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award, forthcoming from Tupelo Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Copper Nickel, and The Rumpus. Her mixed media visual works have appeared in Poetry and Tupelo Quarterly. The recipient of residencies from Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Vermont Studio Center, and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Tyler Mills is on faculty at 24PearlStreet, the online writing program for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and serves as editor-in-chief of The Account. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.