This generation-based workshop will explore the emulative possibilities of elegies written by poets as diverse in voice and style as Jericho Brown, Eugenia Leigh, Larry Levis, and Muriel Rukeyser. We’ll also consider what the elegy borrows from the ode, its lyric cousin, in paying homage to a beloved person, place, or thing.
BIO: Julie Marie Wade is the author of four collections of poetry and four collections of prose, most recently Catechism: A Love Story (Noctuary Press, 2016) and SIX: Poems, selected by C.D. Wright as the winner of the AROHO/ To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize. Other volumes include Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems, winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series, and Small Fires: Essays, selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University and reviews regularly for Lambda Literary Review and The Rumpus.