Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Live in New York? Take Classes with Me!

This summer and fall I will be teaching two workshops on Experimental Form in Poetry. We're going to have an amazing time and write tons of new stuff. Information on both classes is below.



1. BROOKLYN POETS

LEVEL II WORKSHOP: ALTERNATIVE FORMS
In this workshop we’ll explore alternative forms in poetry in response to weekly exercises. There will be in-class and out-of-class reading and writing as we try to push our poetry into new realms, not being afraid of imperfection or venturing into the unknown. We’ll explore new uses of ekphrasis, erasure, poetry comics, prose, video, pastiche and other forms. Students will be encouraged to bring in their own interests and personal skills, and collaboration is inevitable. Readings will include classic and contemporary works by Dara Wier, Lydia Barry, Matthew Zapruder, John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Matthea Harvey, Syliva Plath, Walt Whitman, Marcel Proust and others. In addition, we’ll look at films, music and visual art from a range of sources, getting out of our comfort zones and challenging our notions of what a poem is.

Workshop Details


Professor: Bianca Stone
Dates: July 9–August 6, 2015
Time: Thursdays, 6-9 PM
Location: Prospect Heights
Cost: $295
Class size: 4-8 students
Registration deadline: SUN, JUNE 28, 2015
Earlybird discount: $20 off BY SUN, MAY 31


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2. BOWERY POETRY CLUB

USING RADICAL FORM IN POETRY AND VERY SHORT FICTION 
***********Getting out of our comfort zones and into a white heat************

Instructor: Bianca Stone

In this class we will explore unconventional form in poetry in response to weekly exercises. There will be in-class and out of class writing and reading. The classroom will be formulated similarly to a poetry workshop where students read and respond on one another’s work, but we will focus more on production, exploration and imperfection. Our goal will be to push our poetry and (short) fiction into new realms. The forms we’ll explore are: new uses of ekphrastic, erasures, poetry comics, video, pastiche, and others. Students will be encouraged to bring in their interests and personal skills, and collaboration is inevitable.

This workshop takes place at Bowery Poetry Club on the following Sundays from 1-3 PM:

September 6th
September 13th
September 20th
September 27th
October 4th

REGISTER HERE:
http://bowerypoetryworkshop.brownpapertickets.com/

Info on Bianca Stone: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/bianca-stone

For questions, please contact:
Ariel Yelen at ariel@boweryartsandscience.org

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