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Application: Regional Workshop | Houston, TX

July 1 @ 12:00 am - August 12 @ 11:59 pm

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Application period: July 1 – August 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET

Workshops held September 9 – November 4 | 6-9 PM CDT
Workshop takes place at Inprint House, located at 1520 W Main Street, Houston, TX 77006
Public Reading November 12, 7 PM CDT

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Regional Workshops are offered to adult (18 or older) poets of any experience level who are residents of the workshop city or immediate surrounding area. Regional workshops are in-person, tuition-free, and free to apply. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and five original poems to our Submittable.

About the Workshop

This workshop will explore multiple writing and revision techniques, drawing possibilities for new work from participants’ own work and the poems by Yusef Komunyakaa, Jamaica Kincaid, Kim Addonizio, and Lucille Clifton among others. In addition, poets will learn to open up their poems to further invention and revise toward the invitation of mastery and surprise. The group will also read specific poems and essays to encourage shared discussions about the craft.

Participants will implement literary devices such as metaphor and personification and the significance of powerful line breaks & points of view. Throughout the course, students will also imitate model texts from the aforementioned poets in an effort to understand how a voice is shaped.

About the Instructor

Jonathan Moody received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh where he was also a Cave Canem fellow. He is the published author of The Doomy Poems and Olympic Butter Gold (winner of the 2014 Cave Canem/Northwestern University Poetry Press Prize). His work has appeared in African American Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Common, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review and is forthcoming in the anthology Dear Mr. Yusef: Essays, Letters, and Poems, For and About One Mr. Komunyakaa.

Moody teaches AP English at South Houston High School and lives in Pearland, TX, with his wife and three sons.

Funders

This program is supported in part by the Poetry Foundation. Special thanks to our partner, Inprint Houston, for providing workshop space for this program.

Venue

Inprint Houston
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Phone
(713) 521-2026
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