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All in the Family Poetry Craft Class with Kirun Kapur (via Zoom)
May 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree – $124
From epic tales of migration to intimate childhood cameos, family history can provide rich and challenging material for poets. How does time, perspective, character, form and questions of truth/authority effect a writer’s efforts to turn private family experiences into poetry that is meaningful beyond the familial circle?
In this generative workshop we’ll explore the unique pleasures and perils of bringing family memories and members to life in verse. We will begin by investigating how a variety of well-known poets have approached family-inspired writing and then dive into a series of writing exercises designed to take our own family history in surprising, thoughtful new directions.
There are two Altman POC Scholarships given on a first come, first served basis. There is one need-based scholarship for each one-day class. Please remember not to sign up for more than one scholarship seat every other month. Please tell us ASAP if your plans change and you can no longer use the seat. We will open up the scholarship to someone else. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this!
Kirun Kapur’s latest collection, Women in the Waiting Room, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2020). She was the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares and many other journals. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and Brandeis University, and has been granted fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center and MacDowell Colony. Kirun serves as editor at the Beloit Poetry Journal and currently teaches at Amherst College.