Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In this six week class, we will read contemporary poetry collections of note. Each week, we will engage with the texts and analyze what makes them so successful—paying specific attention to theme, form, poem order/arc, and language. In order to be better writers, we must be better and more copious readers. Following the tradition of poetic apprenticeship, we will use the books of the syllabus as a spring board to write a poem a week to workshop during the last part of each class. Students will receive the first reading and writing assignments the week before the first class.
6 Wednesdays, 12:30–2:30 p.m., 9/24/2014–10/29/2014
JENNIFER FRANKLIN concentrated in English and Creative Writing at Brown University (AB cum laude, 1994). She attended Columbia University School of the Arts as a Harvey Baker Fellow (MFA, 1996). Her poems debuted in the Paris Review’s “Ten New Poets” issue in 1996. Her first full-length collection, Looming, won the 14th Annual Editor’s Prize from Elixir Press and will be published in January 2015. Her poetry has appeared widely in anthologies, literary magazines, and journals such as Antioch Review, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, New England Review, Pequod, poets.org, Poetry Daily,Salmagundi, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review. Her chapbook, Persephone’s Ransom (Finishing Line Press) was published in September 2011. Her work has been translated into Romanian and Portuguese. A selection of her poetry is featured in Andrew Solomon’s award winning book, Far From the Tree. Franklin is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press, the small press imprint of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at The Hudson Valley Writers Center and lives in New York City.
Event Location and Ticket Information
HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm