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Gerard Manley Hopkins once wrote in a letter that he wanted his poetry to embody “more wreck and less discourse.”
In that spirit we will actively detour away from the well-worn routines of the workshop in these dynamic sessions. Rather than laboring to finish or fix drafts, our sessions will be devoted to generative bursts, improvisational drafts, and provocative conversations about language, memory, and the future of what we create. We will seek to unsettle habits and to invent forms. Expect to encounter a catalytic array of contemporary poems and translations, and to play and revel in the mess.
Class meets Sundays: February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. “Villanueva searches the world for the divine and—gorgeous poem by poem—he finds it,” writes Idra Novey. A founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, he currently lives in Brooklyn.
Poetry with R.A. Villanueva