On Ramps, Off Ramps, and Line Breaks: A Craft talk with Julie E. Bloemeke (via Zoom)


Saturday, August 27, 2022
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


How do poets implement line breaks to establish immediacy and verisimilitude in a poem?  In revision, how does the poet know when end words start to feel self-conscious?  How do poem openings and closings work together to both invite in and send off the reader?  How do line lengths serve to create conversation within the poem?  Join us as we look at a suite of contemporary poems that make us rethink how openings, closings, and line breaks can propel the work forward.  Please bring a notebook and pen; part of our time together will be devoted to a generative exercise designed to experiment with fresh ideas about how lines can work.

NB: This workshop will be taught via Zoom. Class is capped at 17 students. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration and again in the days before class. Please check spam filter and email [email protected] if you have not received the link.
Scholarship information will be available on April 15th and the applications are due on May 15th.
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Julie E. Bloemeke (she/her/hers) is the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Finalist for Poetry. Her debut full-length collection Slide to Unlock (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020) was also chosen as a 2021 Book All Georgians Should Read, one of only two poetry collections selected statewide for the honor. Currently an associate editor for South Carolina Review, she also recently served as co-editor for the Dolly Parton tribute issue of Limp Wrist Magazine and was a finalist for the Telluride Institute’s 2020 Fischer Prize. Her poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including Writer’s Chronicle, Prairie Schooner, Cortland Review, Gulf Coast, EcoTheo Review, South Dakota Review, and others. A 2021 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she teaches online workshops and is a freelance writer, editor, and guest lecturer. To learn more: https://www.jebloemeke.com

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Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953

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