Writing the Prose Poem 4-Week Online Workshop, Starts Monday, March 6th, 2023
Class Starts Monday, March 6th, 2023
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Led by Lindsay Tigue, author of the poetry collection System of Ghosts, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. Tigue writes poetry and prose and her work appears in Prairie Schooner, Blackbird, Verse Daily, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among other journals.
At the crossroads of poetry and prose lies the prose poem. In The Prose Poem: An International Journal, and quoted on the prose poem webpage of the Academy of American Poets, Peter Johnson describes the prose poem as, "planting one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels."
In this 4-week course, poet Lindsay Tigue will guide you in writing a series of prose poems and in navigating that “banana peels” balance in all its generative and creative possibilities.
This class will help you to form part of an online community of writers--whether you are already practicing poets or are turning to prose poetry (or poetry in general!) for the first time. In this online prose poetry workshop, you will write your own prose poems, provide feedback to your online classmates, and read from our class text The Rose Metal Field Guide to Prose Poetry by Gary L. McDowell and Frank Daniel Rzicnek.
Lindsay Tigue will provide a series of exercises and prompts to accompany the readings that will help you create a series of prose poems by the end of the course.
- Discover the differences between a prose poem and flash prose.
- Generate new work that tries to balance these elements.
- A deeper sense of your writing and unique gifts as a writer.
- New friends who are on the same journey.
- A feeling of creative playfulness and possibility.
- Creative courage.
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class is entirely asynchronous, which means you complete the weekly assignments on your own schedule. There are no set meeting times in order to allow for greater participation; your cohort will consist of writers from across different time zones, which allows for a wonderful diversity of voices.
Along with your weekly deadlines, there is plenty of interaction with Lindsay and your peers within Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment.
You can finish the work as you see fit week-to-week, which is perfect for any schedule. Each week, discussion questions are inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Lindsay engages with these discussions throughout the week and you will receive feedback from all assigned writing activities.
HOW DOES WET INK WORK?
Wet Ink was built and designed specifically for online writing classes. Wet Ink is private, easy to use, and very interactive. You can learn more about the Wet Ink platform by Watching a Class Demo.
- Instructor: Lindsay Tigue
- Starts March 6th, 2023
- Course is fully ONLINE and will meet via Wet Ink