The Poet’s Toolkit

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Monica Youn
Week 8: July 28 to August 2
ORIENTATION: July 28, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 29-August 2, 9am-12pm
TUITION: $650
Discipline: Poetry
Intermediate/Advanced

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of our Poetry Festival.

 

This is an intermediate level workshop designed to push poets out of their “comfort zones” – to disrupt default modes and ingrained habits. Students will engage in structured discussion of each others poems in an effort to hone each participant’s analytic tools in reading and discussing individual poems from a craft perspective. Each class will also focus on a particular category of craft – for example, sonics, lineation, syntax, or revision. We will read short handouts and engage in in-class exercises geared to these craft topics.

 

Please submit 5 poems, of no more than 2 pages each, to Dawn Walsh at dwalsh@fawc.org by July 21.

 

Biography

Monica Youn’s most recent collection Blackacre (Graywolf Press 2016) won the William Carlos Williams Award and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award and long-listed for the National Book Award. The New York Times named it one of the best poetry collections of 2016. Her previous book Ignatz (Four Way Books 2010) was a finalist for the National Book Award. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches at Princeton.