Breeding Lilacs: Spring Poetry Workshop


Monday, April 20, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


This intensive six-week workshop will tap into the energy of this prolific season to expose and support new poetic growth. Participants will be encouraged to bring six pieces of new writing to the table—single poems or parts of longer projects—to consider strategies for developing, revising, and expanding this core of work. The workshop will focus on craft and radical revision, exploring image, lineation, musicality, syntax, vernaculars, plot, rhetoric, lyric, viewpoint, and tone. Special attention will be brought to matters of appropriation: what we borrow, what we beg. A customized reading list will be circulated to the group after each session, based on the material just presented.

6 Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., 4/20/2015–5/25/2015

B.K. Fischer

B.K. Fischer is the author of the novel-in-verse Mutiny Gallery,which won the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press, and St. Rage’s Vault, which won the 2012 Washington Prize from The Word Works. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Literary Mama, WSQ, The Hopkins Review, Ekphrasis, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, FIELD, and other journals. Author of a critical study of the intersections of visual and verbal art, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), Fischer is a frequent writer of criticism and review essays. She holds a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, and has taught writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, and Marymount College. Since 2012, she has been a poetry editor at Boston Review.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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$345 - Members
$370 - Non-Members

Presenter: B.K. Fischer
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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