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In this intensely generative workshop we’ll deep-dive into our obsessive subjects, taking risks and experimenting to find the most vibrant and innovative language possible for our own work. Using a current poem-in-progress as a starting point, we’ll work (and play) to expand our ideas of what might be possible in poems. Where does the language come alive? How can we generate fresh heat and intensity to animate our work? How might one poem seed an entire series or sequence of poems constellating around a single (central) subject? Please bring a recent poem or two that feel promising but unfinished and come ready to expand and explore.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Deborah Landau is the author of four books of poetry. She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she earned her PhD. Currently she is the director of the NYU Creative Writing Program and lives in New York City.