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Monday Night Poetry with Suzanne Cleary: Schmoozing with Your Muse via Zoom
September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$370
Schmoozing with Your Muse: Getting More Energy into Your Poems
This is a six week class that starts on Monday September 21st and ends Monday October 26th. NB: There will be class on Monday October 12th. NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 12 students. Needs 8 students to run.
Shouldn’t writing be fun? If you want to write poems that are risky, playful, or just plain alive, this workshop is for you. While reading model poems, exploring craft techniques, and identifying your own poetic concerns, you will receive practical and enjoyable tips for invigorating your poems, present and future.
Don’t miss Suzanne’s poem “Cahoots” on NPR here: https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/programs/poetry-moment
Suzanne Cleary’s Crude Angel, her fourth full-length poetry collection, was published in November 2018 by BkMk Press (U of Missouri-Kansas City). Beauty Mark (BkMk 2013) won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, and also received the Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize and the Patterson Award for Literary Excellence. Keeping Time (2002) and Trick Pear (2007) were published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Poets Marilyn Nelson and Robert Cording selected her collection Blue Cloth as winner of the 2004 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival chapbook competition. Her national awards include a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, and residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Her poems have appeared in anthologies including Best American Poetry, Poetry 180, Don’t Leave Hungry: Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems That Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. Her poems have appeared in journals including Atlantic Monthly, Georgia Review, Southern Review, and Poetry London.
Core faculty in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College, she has an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University and a Ph.D. in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A New York City area resident for over thirty years, Suzanne was born and raised upstate, in Binghamton, New York.