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upcoming classes
 

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poetry as PLAY

 

June 27 - August 1, 2024

6-Week Workshop

An abridged version of Poetry as Play——AKA Beauty School 101, the Summer Vacay 'shop——for Brooklyn Poets. This workshop takes the spirit of playfulness, experimentation, collaboration, and rascalia as our entry into poems. 

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past classes
 

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hbd BOB KAUFMAN

 

April 18, 2024

1 Session

A birthday party for Bob Kaufman, the Beat poet and Beatitude editor who did not write or speak for ten years in a vow of silence protesting the Vietnam War. This series celebrates the lives and legacies of late poets on their birthdays.

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poetry as magic: after spicer

 

April 7 - May 5, 2024

5-Week Workshop

A new class designed for Brooklyn Poets that celebrates Jack Spicer's legendary 1957 "Poetry as Magic" workshop and the age-old intersection of poetry and magic.

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hbd alda merini

 

March 21, 2024

1 Session

A birthday party for the Italian poet and writer Alda Merini. This series celebrates the lives and legacies of late poets on their birthdays.

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untranslation: After Spicer

 

March 11, 2024

1 Session

A workshop for Brooklyn Poets Yawp where we create English-to-English "translations" of poems by Jack Spicer, drawing on his approach to translation as a form of correspondence and friendship with the dead.

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be mine (not like that)

 

February 14, 2024

1 Session

A special Valentine's Day workshop for teen writers where we'll write passionate——albeit platonic——love poems for our friends. Free and virtual through Just Buffalo Literary Center.

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roses are roses are red

 

February 1-8, 2024

2-Week Workshop

A love poems intensive. This workshop is designed for poets who'd like to surprise their sweetheart with a love poem this Valentine's Day.

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hbd jack spicer

 

January 30, 2024

1 Session

A birthday party for Jack Spicer. This series celebrates the lives and legacies of late poets on their birthdays.

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hbd james tate

 

December 8, 2023

1 Session

A birthday party for James Tate. This series celebrates the lives and legacies of late poets on their birthdays.

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hbd joanne kyger

 

November 19, 2023

1 Session

A birthday party for Joanne Kyger. This series celebrates the lives and legacies of late poets on their birthdays.

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the shape of sound

 

November 16, 2023

1 Session

My chapter on inventing forms (from The Poem Is a House I Build Then Live In) comes to Just Buffalo Literary Center for this free workshop for teen writers.

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the poem is a house i build then live in

 

November 15 - December 6, 2023

4-Week Workshop

A crash course on poetic forms and the ways in which form sets expectations——and opens up new possibilities——for sound, shape, and meaning.

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real eyes revise

 

October 10 - November 7, 2023

5-Week Workshop

Real Eyes Revise returns for five weeks with Brooklyn Poets. This workshop frames revision as re-vision: as seeing your poems——and what they're capable of——again.

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the poem is a house i build then live in

 

August 1-22, 2023

4-Week Workshop

A crash course on poetic forms and the ways in which form sets expectations——and opens up new possibilities——for sound, shape, and meaning.

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real eyes revise

 

July 6-27, 2023

4-Week Workshop

This workshop frames revision as re-vision: as seeing your poems——and what they're capable of——again. Previously known as Wet Paint.

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poetry as play

 

July 5 - August 23, 2023

8-Week Workshop

Beauty School 101. This workshop takes the spirit of playfulness, experimentation, collaboration, and rascalia as our entry into poems.

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