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Making Poetry II: An Informal, Introductory, & Generative Workshop

  • Iowa Writers' House 332 East Davenport Street Iowa City, IA, 52245 United States (map)

When: Sunday, November 10, 2019; 1:30pm-4:30pm

Where:  Iowa Writers' House, 332 East Davenport St

Cost: $75

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Instructor Susan Aizenberg is returning to the Iowa Writers’ House with a new rendition of her generative poetry workshop, with new poems to read and updated exercises! In this second of our two half-day workshops, we’ll build on our discussions and readings from the first and work with additional readings and exercises designed to generate new drafts. The workshop is open to all, regardless of experience with poetry.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Susan Aizenberg is the author of three poetry collections: Quiet City (BkMk Press 2015); Muse (Crab Orchard Poetry Series 2002); and Peru in Take Three: 2/AGNI New Poets Series (Graywolf Press 1997) and co-editor with Erin Belieu of The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (Columbia University Press 2001). Her awards include a Crab Orchard Poetry Series Award, the Levis Reading Prize, a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Book Award for Poetry.

Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, among them Blackbird, Bosque, The American Journal of Poetry, The James Dickey Review, The North American Review, Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Connotation Press, The Journal, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and have been reprinted in several anthologies, most recently A Constellation of Kisses (Terrapin Press 2019) and Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867-2017 (SFASU Press 2017). Aizenberg is Professor Emerita of Creative Writing and English in the Creighton University MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs and teaches in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in Iowa City. She can be reached through her website: www.susanaizenberg.wordpress.com.

INSTRUCTOR INSPIRATION STATEMENT

Here’s one I keep over my desk, from the Talmud: “Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘grow, grow.’


REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP


All course information is sent to participants upon registering, including confirmation of workshop times, location, and materials.

OUR WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY CAN BE FOUND HERE:

 http://www.iowawritershouse.org/cancellation-policy

Earlier Event: November 8
Self Portrait: The Heart of Memoir
Later Event: November 13
November Zen Write Night