“The constraints of form are spurs to the imagination,” writes poet George Szirtes. In this workshop, we’ll go beyond the sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and pantoum and try out new contemporary poetic forms, such as Alams, the Gigan, and the Anagram poem to explore the way form itself influences, inspires, and shapes the content of what we feel compelled to say.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Sharon Dolin is the author of several poetry collections, including Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016); Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012); Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), which was selected by Bob Hicok for the 2007 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry; and Heart Work (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995). Dolin is the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and a grant from the PEN/Heim Translation Fund. She currently teaches workshops at Poets House and in the Writing About Art in Barcelona workshops. She lives in New York City.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm