Games Poets Play: Experiments in Poetry
Dates: Sunday, April 14
Time: 10 am - 3 pm (with one-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Maw Shein Win
In this dynamic and playful workshop, we'll generate new drafts for poems and flash prose by means of innovative and unusual prompts and exercises such as word games, collaborations, and other imaginative techniques.
We will also read and discuss poems by contemporary writers such as Tracy K. Smith, Kim Hyesoon, Victoria Chang, and other trailblazing poets producing and publishing exciting work.
This daring, edgy, and fun class is ideal for both beginning and experienced writers hoping to discover new ways to write and revise poems.
Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies, including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Cimarron Review, Poetry International, Fanzine.
She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers. Along with composer Amanda Chaudhary, she is part of musical duo Pitta of the Mind that combines poetry with abstract electronic music. A collaborative book with paintings by artist Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects.
Maw's most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone, from Nomadic Press. Her full-length collection, Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018, and her second collection will be published by Omnidawn in 2020. Maw is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.
More about Maw: https://www.pw.org/content/maw_shein_win_0