Poetry Writing Workshop, Level Two
Anne Sexton once said, “Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.” In this workshop, we will use the elements of craft as lenses to look deeply into our poems. How do lines, stanzas, images, rhythm, figurative language, and voice alchemize on the page?
Each week, we will explore a different element and use it to test the boundaries of our work. Discussing each other’s poems and giving constructive feedback will be our main focus.
This workshop is for experienced poets who have published or are preparing work for publication, and are hoping to gain insight into their poems and process.
Instructor Elizabeth Onusko is a poet, editor and teacher. Her debut collection, Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor, received the 2015 Bryant-Lisembee Book Prize and was published by Red Paint Hill in 2016. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Witness, Best New Poets 2015, Bennington Review, Fugue, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Humanities Review, among others.
Elizabeth has co-founded two magazines, Guernica and Foundry, and currently edits the latter. She has taught creative and critical writing to a wide range of students. Elizabeth holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in English with a Writing Concentration from Fordham University. Learn more about her at elizabethonusko.com.