Leaps and Swerves: Creating Surprise with Poetry, a Workshop

with Dilruba Ahmed

Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:00pm to Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop
112 W. 27th Street, STE 600
New York, NY 10001

Media Gallery

Two Sessions, 2 hours (1:00PM-3:00PM)
Saturdays, April 21 & 28, 2018
Price: $150 General/$95 Member (JOIN THE FANCLUB!)
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2018


REGISTER HERE

Why You Should Take This Class: Join us for a poetry workshop that will explore unexpected moves in poems: disruptions to syntax, shifts in tone, and leaps that move associatively down the page. In this workshop, you can expect in-class and take-away writing prompts that invite a sense of wildness and surprise to our creative work. We’ll study poems by poets such as Carl Phillips, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Tretheway, Rick Barot, Elizabeth Bishop, Lawson Fusao Inada, and others. Together, we’ll investigate how poets use various craft strategies to create an interplay between stabilizing and destabilizing forces in their work while engaging the reader in a journey of discovery.

Class Description: We’ll study poems by poets such as Carl Phillips, Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Tretheway, Rick Barot, Elizabeth Bishop, Lawson Fusao Inada, and others. Together, we’ll investigate how poets use various craft strategies to create an interplay between stabilizing and destabilizing forces in their work while engaging the reader in a journey of discovery.

Dilruba Ahmed’s book, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press, 2011), won the Bakeless Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New England Review, PEN America, and Poetry. New work is recent or forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Smartish Pace, and Ploughshares. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY
*The space is wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Direct elevator from ground floor to 6th floor.
*We strongly encourage all participants of the space/event to be scent-free.
If you all have any other specific questions about accessibility, please email Tiffany Le at tle@aaww.org.

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