In this workshop we will focus on writing new poems. For novice poets, or those who have only imagined they might some day write poetry, the workshop will introduce basic methods for accessing that well of language, image, and feeling from which poetry rises. For more experienced poets, the workshop offers structure and impetus for producing new work and a supportive community in which to share it.
We will read some wonderful poems together and try to understand why they move us, as well as what the poets have done to make them work. And each week multiple prompts will be given for new poems that participants will begin writing in class.
A poetry editor for Inkwell journal and founding editor of Living in Stamford magazine, Lisa Pierce Flores’s essays, journalism, fiction, and poetry have been published in Till the Tide: An Anthology of Mermaid Poetry,The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, HealthyLife, The Jewish Daily Forward, POEM, Stand, West Wind Review, Lullwater Review and Gloom Cupboard. She teaches writing at Fairfield University and Manhattanville College, where she earned her MFA and served as an inaugural Writing Center Fellow. She is also author of The History of Puerto Rico (Greenwood, 2010), an exploration of her family’s ancestral homeland.
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
8 Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 4