Poetry Workshop: MFA-Style Discussion/Feedback Group
1817 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Though a poem might appear to have been poured in a single gentle stream from poet’s mind onto page, the process of creating it might be better compared to working the Sunday crossword or catching a sparrow by the tail. Good poems usually require multiple revisions, and good poets appreciate the quality feedback they receive from dedicated workshop members who can point out what works inside a given poem—and what doesn’t. If you enjoy giving and receiving helpful critique and have poems that you’d like help with to revise and polish, please join us for one (or both!) of these workshop opportunities. For: Poets of all levels, published or emerging, with at least a handful of finished poems. (Each participant will share at least one completed poem each week.) This class meets on six Thursdays, February 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7, 10am-12pm. NOTE: There is no session on March 17.
About the Instructor: Dannye Romine Powell has won fellowships in poetry from the NC Arts Council, the NEA and Yaddo, and is a two-time winner of the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, the New Republic, Harvard Review Online, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Paris Review and many others. Her fifth collection, In the Sunroom with Raymond Carver (Press 53) won the 2020 Roanoke-Chowan Award from the N.C. Literary and Historical Association. She is also the author of Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers.
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