What a Sonnet Can Do: a Generative Workshop with Denise Duhamel (via Zoom)

n this class we’ll look at sonnet crowns, prose sonnets (Harryette Mullen and Ralph Waldo Emerson), the “American sonnet” (Wanda Colman and Terrance Hayes) the Seussian memoir sonnet (Diane Suess) and others.  Students will engage with the rigor and flexibility of the form, learning all the sonnet can hold.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email ask@writerscenter.org with any questions.

The scholarship application for the Altman Person of Color Scholarships, Limp Wrist LGBTQIA+ Scholarships, and the Need-Based Scholarships will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer and fall classes.

Denise Duhamel is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including: Blowout (University of Pittsburgh, 2013); Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh, 2009); and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburgh, 2001). Her other books are Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled Banner, winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize (Southern Iliinois University Press, 1999); Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997); Girl Soldier (Garden Street Press, 1996); and How the Sky Fell (Pearl Editions, 1996). Duhamel has also collaborated with the poet Maureen Seaton on several volumes, including Caprise: Collected, Uncollected, & New Collaborations (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), Little Novels (Pearl Editions, 2002), and Exquisite Politics (Tia Chucha Press, 1997)

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953
Presenter Website: https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/sonnet/