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Of Brevity and Bigness
August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, 8/5/17 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Brevity is the soul of wit. But what of poetry? Working from the premise that even big poems are made up of well-tooled little parts, we’ll dig into examples of both big and little poems to unpack the art of poetic brevity. We’ll explore ideas for revising work with an eye toward speed and grace. While writers of all levels are welcome, this class will be especially useful for poets (and prose writers) interested in compressing syntax and imagery in their work.
Annie Kim’s first poetry collection, Into the Cyclorama, won the 2015 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Mudlark, Asian American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers, Kim is the recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center, and serves as an editor for DMQ Review. Annie will teach The Poetry of Resistance for WriterHouse on Sunday, April 2nd.