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Session 6 @ 11-12:30pm Sunday

NEW! Coffin | Making Your Page Poem into a Performance Piece

Decades ago, Lyn Coffin was on the SLAM team Ann Arbor sent to the National competition in Austin, Texas. She was inspired by the many great performance poems she heard and has a deep love of performance poetry, as well as “academic” or formal poetry. Almost the entire class will be devoted to workshopping the […]

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Saturday Session 4 @ 3:30-5pm

NEW! Brown | The Uses of The Body

In many ways, every story is about the body. No one lives apart from theirs, and so no writer, speaker or character exists fully removed from the simultaneously fragile and indispensable fact of a corporeal existence. Stories are lived in bodies and made in them; language itself is created in breathing and muscle, in gesture, […]

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Saturday Session 3 @ 1:30-3pm

NEW! Teague | Repeating Repeating

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Friday Master Classes

Castro Luna: Documentary Poetics | 11am – 2pm

If one looks up the nomenclature, Documentary Poetics, one quickly learns there is much interest and debate surrounding the term: What is the difference between Poetry of Witness and Documentary Poetics? Does Documentary Poetics inherently contain a political narrative or position? Titles and debates aside, the idea of using a third point of reference in […]

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Friday Master Classes

Dickman: Radical Revision | 2:30 – 5:30pm

In this class we will look at the revision process, our own and others. We will each take a poem we have already written through several “radical” revision exercises and see if we can’t evolve our ideas of revision as an act into revision as an extended practice, examine ego and ownership, and leave with […]

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Friday Master Classes

Nguyen: Listening to Images | 11am – 2pm

The title for this master class is lifted from the title of scholar Tina M. Campt’s insightful text on ways of listening closely to photography; it informs how we will attune ourselves to the “lower frequencies” of a photographic image so that we can register “‘felt sound[s]’–sound that, like a hum, resonates in and as […]

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Friday Master Classes

Dungy: What Looking Might Mean | 2:30 – 5:30pm

“Look at the world carefully.” That is one of the most common pieces of advice people give about how to be a better writer. But, what can that really mean? How do you train your gaze to look more closely, more carefully, and more imaginatively? In this generative workshop, we will try some strategies toward […]

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Session 7 @ 1:30-3pm Sunday

Wray | Queering the Nature Poem

Given all the assumptions we tend to bring to biology, a consideration of the queerness in nature has drawn the attention of many poets. From Bruce Snider’s recent work, such as “After Reading the Wikipedia Entry on Homosexual Behavior in Moths” to Natalie Diaz’s gorgeous river verse in Postcolonial Love Poem, which as a collection […]

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Session 7 @ 1:30-3pm Sunday

Teague | Beyond Ornament: Metaphor that Matters

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Session 6 @ 11-12:30pm Sunday

Bradfield | Self-Ekphrasis

Are you a painter, photographer, cartoonist, sculptor AND poet? What are the possibilities and pitfalls of inviting your own visual art to rest alongside poetry? How can image and text sing, complicate, harmonize with and not merely repeat one another? From broadsides to haibun to erasures to other pairings, we’ll examine and explore how the […]