Hybrid Thinking: A Poetry Workshop Winter 2023

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This course takes “hybrid” poetic works–twinned performance poems, prose poems, lyric essays, photos with poems as captions, poems written with two languages, truisms from visual art, films that thread together with poetry–as a point of departure for a poetry workshop. This is an intensive generative poetry workshop for writers of all levels intended to introduce the art of writing poetry and the skills needed for a regular writing practice. Participants will take inspiration from the likes of American writers and artists such as Kazim Ali, Duane Michals, Marlon T. Riggs, and Jenny Holzer for weekly writing exercises and workshops. The class will culminate in a final portfolio of one’s work for the month.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 12
Expected: NA
Class#: 1038
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Daily Workshop Participation - 50% Final Portfolio - 50%
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Preference to students with previous creative writing experience, then seniority.
Unit Notes: Yanyi is the author of DREAM OF THE DIVIDED FIELD (One World Random House 2022) and THE YEAR OF BLUE WATER (Yale 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry.
Attributes: SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression

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