September 3rd from 7:30pm to 9pm E.T. via ZOOM
Workshop Duration: 90 minutes
What makes a prose poem a poem? By disavowing stanzas, prose poetry offers an exciting alternative to traditional lyric poetry, creating a field of concentrated energy. In this interactive cross-genre workshop, we will look at prose poems and examine how the sonic quality of poetry is in fact not lost–but amplified–through assonance, rhymes, and rhythm. Prose poems allow for the uncanny through a buildup of images and metaphors. We will delve into creative writing exercises and write our own prose poems.
Meet Your Instructors
Emma O’Leary is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, where she taught a course on Ekphrasis and volunteered with the Incarcerated Writers Initiative. While completing her graduate thesis, she taught English Language Arts in Brooklyn & Queens. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, and she currently teaches writing and works in independent film. She is at work on her debut novel.
Tiffany Troy is a critic, translator, and poet. Her reviews and interviews are published or forthcoming in Adroit Journal, EcoTheo Review, Heavy Feather Review, Los Angeles Review, and Tupelo Quarterly, where she serves as an associate editor.