Instructor: Craig Morgan Teicher
Date & Time: Saturday, February 2 | 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
12 CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Fee: Member: $45 | Nonmember: $100
Registration Closes: January 28
An autobiographical poem can be an illuminating mirror. In it, writers can use the eyes of the imagination to see themselves as they are, as they were, and as perhaps they wish to be.
In this one-day workshop, students will explore various strategies for writing poems that turn life experiences into art. Students will read and discuss exemplary poems in this genre by poets such as Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Lucille Clifton, and a sampling of newer writers, complete writing exercises, and finish the day with drafts of new work.
*MWPA and PRINT bookstore welcome Teicher for a reading and celebration of his new essay collection on February 1. More info HERE.
Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of three books of poetry, The Trembling Answers (BOA, 2017), which won the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; To Keep Love Blurry (BOA, 2012); and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, (CLP, 2007), winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry. His new collection of essays, We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress (Graywolf, 2018), discusses various ways that poets develop their art over the course of their writing lives.
Teicher edited Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (New Directions, 2016) and serves as a poetry editor for The Literary Review. He writes about books for many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times, and NPR. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.
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