Writing Under the Influence: Creative Imitation

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Alan Shapiro
Week 8: July 28 to August 2
ORIENTATION: July 28, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 29-August 2, 9am-1pm
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of our Poetry Festival.


This will be a generative class. We’ll read four poets on Monday, and then each day thereafter students will bring to class a poem, in imitation. By the end of the week, I promise you you’ll have four of the best poems you’ve ever written and a set of skills you otherwise wouldn’t have.



Alan Shapiro has published thirteen books of poetry, most recently Against Translation, Life Pig and Reel to Reel, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His Night of the Republic, was a finalist for both the International Griffith Prize and the National Book Award.