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Haunted: Incorporating Found Text in Poetry

Intermediate | Poems often contain many ghosts: historical, ancestral, former versions of the self. In this workshop, we will explore two strategies for haunting our poems: erasure and collage. We will look at “pure” erasure, wherein the poet removes portions of a text while maintaining the original sequence of the words. For collage, we will examine how poems can incorporate found text that is interwoven with original poetry. Using sample poems as models, participants will compose their own poems incorporating found text.

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Instructor: Tiana Nobile

Class Type: 1 Session


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 03/10/2022

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Tiana Nobile

Tiana Nobile is a Korean American adoptee, Kundiman fellow, and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of CLEAVE (Hub City Press, 2021). Her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New Republic, Guernica, Southern Cultures, and the Texas Review, among others. Tiana received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MAT in Elementary and Special Education from the University of New Orleans, and MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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