Instructor: Kirun Kapur
Date & Time: Saturday, October 27 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: 12
Fee: Member: $50 | Nonmember: $105
Registration Closes: October 22
This workshop will focus on revision as an act of creation. It is designed for poets who want to transform dead drafts into fresh poems that leap, move, buzz, and take risks.
Using contemporary poetic models and a series of in-class exercises, participants will collaborate with each other, generate fresh ideas, experiment with structure, take apart and re-imagine their old work. The workshop is open to poets at all levels with a willingness to take their work in unexpected directions.
+ PLEASE BRING Participants should bring at least three draft poems that they are open to taking apart.
Kirun Kapur’s first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist, was awarded the 2013 Antivenom Poetry Award and was a finalist for the Mass Book Prize, the Julie Suk Award and several other prizes. It was published in 2015 by Elixir Press.
Kirun grew up in Hawaii and has since lived and worked in North America and South Asia. Her first job as a writer was for India’s groundbreaking feminist magazine Manushi and from there her travels took her through Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Stateside, her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, FIELD, Prarie Schooner and many other journals and news outlets. She has taught creative writing at Boston University, Brandeis University, and has been granted fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center and McDowell Colony. Additional honors include the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry, the Nazim Hikmet Prize and a Glenna Luschei award. In 2015, NBCNews named her to their list of Asian-American Poets to Watch.
Kirun currently teaches at Amherst College. She serves as the Poetry Editor for The Drum Literary Magazine, which publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, novel excerpts, and interviews exclusively in audio form. VISIT kirunkapur.com
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