In this workshop we will use food as raw material and metaphor for our writing, discovering its many meanings. We will treat the workshop like a test kitchen, looking for fresh ingredients for poems and new approaches to older forms. Kevin Young’s anthology The Hungry Ear will serve as a sourcebook for our reading and our writing. Bring three poems in progress to the first workshop, though we’ll also look at work you produce during the workshop. Writers will emerge from the workshop with a sense of poems as sustenance and necessity, focused on the possibilities of line, rhythm, and the lyric.
The Hungry Ear: Poems Of Food, Drink & Desire With Kevin Young