Gimme The Loot: How To Steal Like A Poet With John Murillo

In this workshop, we will explore strategies by which poets may enrich their own art by deliberately imitating their favorites… and their favorites’ favorites! We will discuss such topics as voice, influence, and originality, as well as the imperative of serving a serious apprenticeship. How apprentice poets attempt to wipe away traces of influence is our final consideration. That is, to cover their tracks! Participants are asked to bring 2 poems by poets whose work they admire to the first workshop session.