Obsessional Poetics: No One Writes Just One Poem With Lynn Emanuel

Lynn Emanuel by Heather Kresge COLORIn this workshop, we will focus on clusters of poems. We will examine the ways, consciously or not, our poems return to a place, person, image, word, line/sentence construction, or a form of expression. What can these repetitions teach us about our poems? How can we mine these repetitions, these obsessions, for new work? How might we subvert or delve more deeply into our own habits? Rather than looking at numerous single poems each meeting, we will look at a fewer number of poem clusters and spend a longer period of time on each. Participants will send 4-5 poems in advance of the workshop. There will be prompts and some handouts to inspire you to write new work during the week.