Stealing Fire With Kim Addonizio

This is a workshop about taking inspiration from other writers—from their structures, ideas, syntax, subject matter—whatever will launch us into new and self-surprising territory. We will create new writing specifically based on close readings of several fine and fascinating poems, with the aim of absorbing and using the brilliance we find there. This will be a workshop to stretch your knowledge of craft and give you new insights and ideas, as well as the opportunity to share this new work aloud. We will also do one critique session on a piece you’ve previously written, so bring a work-in-progress with 13 copies for discussion. (This workshop is mostly generative, with some feedback on the in-class writings.)