In this experimental poetry workshop, we will write. A lot. And because art is always a conversation—with ourselves, with the world, with other art—we will let ourselves be influenced and respond. Using music, visual art, poetic forms, and published poems, we will push our own writing to speak out and speak back, finding new registers and styles in the process. As with traditional workshops, students can also bring poems in progress from home to be discussed in class. But we will aim to remain open to unfinishedness in our 8-week session together, instead focusing on how we might broaden our conception of our own writing and our artistic community.
Jam Session: Experiments in Form, Music,
and Influence: A Poetry Workshop
Dates: 8 Thursdays, January 11 - March 1
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Instructor: Rachel Richardson
Maximum Enrollment: 9
Rachel Richardson is the author of two books of poems, Hundred-Year Wave and Copperhead. She has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford and USF’s MFA in Writing program, and at San Quentin Correctional Facility. She has been awarded NEA and Wallace Stegner Fellowships, and her poems have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, and many journals.
More about Rachel: www.rachelbjrichardson.com