THE POEM THAT WRITES ITSELF with Laura Kasischke
In this workshop we will discuss poems, offer critiques, and practice methods to explore memory and use imagination to find material for new poems. (Each poet will workshop three poems during three separate workshops). Through discussion of submitted poems, and some exercises, we’ll examine and discover ways the unconscious might be harnessed in the service of poetry writing. I hope you will learn new approaches that will make poetry writing more effortless and more rewarding, and ways to revise poems that you will surprise you. Bring 3 poems for workshop discussion.
LAURA KASISCHKE has published ten poetry collections, ten novels, and one short story collection. Her most recent book of poetry, Where Now – New and Selected Poems (2017) and was published by Copper Canyon Press. Her 2011 poetry collection, Space, In Chains, received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other poetry collections include: The Infinitesimals (2014) Lilies, Without (2o12), Gardening in the Dark (2004), Dance and Disappear (2002), What It Wasn’t (2002), Fire and Flower (1998), Housekeeping in a Dream (1995) and Wild Brides (1991). Her poems and stories have been published in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan, and lives with her husband and son in Chelsea, Michigan.View poet's page