In this poetry workshop we will concentrate on ways to assure a good rough draft: writing that comes from “seeing,” that is, direct observation from experience or memory; writing that’s generated by the opposite, that is, pure language that in its expression creates itsown experience; and finally, writing that is a blend of the two. Come prepared to play with language and generate at least three pieces to work on and perfect at your leisure.
Alice Friman’s seventh collection, Blood Weather, is forthcoming from LSU. Her last two books are The View from Saturn and Vinculum, for which she won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. Other books include Inverted Fire and The Book of the Rotten Daughter, both from BkMk, and Zoo, Arkansas, which won the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from New England Poetry Club and the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University. She is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, is included in Best American Poetry, and is the winner of the 2016 Paumanok Award. Professor emerita of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis, she lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College.
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