|Writing Outside the Norm with January Gill O'Neil|
I also want to give a shout out to the incredible artist and all around amazing person who created this poster, Angelia Miranda. Angelia is a multi-talented poet, graphic designer, and in-line skater! (and these are just her side hustles.) Thank you, Angelia for being an integral part of the Poets on the Coast team.
For a poem to feel alive, to feel worth the time we spend crafting it, risk is necessary in shape, subject matter, and language. But to bring risk into our work we must write from beyond the periphery. In this workshop, we will investigate ways to write outside the norm using a wide variety of new prompts including collage, form, braiding and pojacks.
Included in the day will be a new poem packet with work from Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, Warsan Shire, and several other poets who use nons forms to their own end. You will leave the workshop with 6-8 new starts, but more importantly, you will leave with a toolbox of new ways to approach your own work.
PRAISE FOR POTC CLASSES:
"I always love "Generating New Poems," for both the prompts and the energy of the poems being born before my eyes."
~ Debby Bacharach, author of Shake and Tremor, Grayson Books.
"Your workshop, "Generating New Poems," encouraged me to think about poetry differently."
~ Wanda Herndon, poet
To sign-up to join us, for more information or to register click here. Registration closes on Ground Hog Day!