Poetry Writing Workshop, Level One
Have you been writing poems for a while, or have you wanted to try? Are you ready to take yourself seriously as a poet?
This workshop has two goals: to offer supportive feedback on students’ poems, and to cultivate a sense of purposeful play. We will experiment with different forms and styles — ranging from lyric, narrative, and prose poems to persona poems, found poems, and ekphrastic poems — in order to generate drafts or revise older works. You do not need to understand these terms when we begin; you will understand them by the end of the session.
We will also explore submitting poetry to journals and magazines.
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.