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Monday Night Poetry with Suzanne Cleary (via Zoom)
January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$370.00
Schmoozing with Your Muse: Getting More Energy into Your Poems
This is a six week class that starts on Monday January 24th and ends Monday March 7th. NB: There will be no class on Monday Feb 21st. NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 12 students. Needs 8 students to run. Zoom link will be emailed (check spam) at the time of registration.
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.
Suzanne Cleary’s Crude Angel (BkMk Press 2018) is her fourth full-length poetry collection. Beauty Mark (BkMk 2013) won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, the Nassar Poetry Prize, and the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, she has enjoyed residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell. Her poems appear in national and international journals, most recently in The Moth, as one of four finalists chosen by Nick Laird for the annual Moth Poetry Prize: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/read-the-four-poems-on-the-6-000-moth-poetry-prize-shortlist-1.4495906
She teaches as core faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College, and is completing her fifth book. Her website is www.suzanneclearypoet.com