Workshop meets over four Saturdays:
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In her poem Morning in the Burned House, Margaret Atwood writes “In the burned house I am eating breakfast. / You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast, / yet here I am.” In this generative workshop, we will write poems about what and whom we have lost and how we move forward. What does grief teach us about our own humanity? How can we develop and utilize poetic voice/poetic forms in a way that fully realizes the potential of our grief journey? Writing prompts will be inspired by memorable poems about grief and loss including work by Victoria Chang, Danez Smith, Eugenia Leigh, Charles Simic and many others.
Joan Kwon Glass is the Korean American author of NIGHT SWIM (Diode Editions, 2022) & three chapbooks including IF RUST CAN GROW ON THE MOON (Milk & Cake Press, 2022). She serves as poet laureate for Milford, CT, as Editor in Chief for Harbor Review & as a Brooklyn Poets mentor. Her work has won or been nominated for prizes such as the Pushcart Prize, Sundress Best of the Net, the Washburn Prize, Subnivean Award & Lumiere Review Award. Joan’s poems have been published in or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Asian American Writer’s Workshop, Rattle, RHINO, Dialogist & elsewhere.
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