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For this class we will workshop our own poems closely, while weaving in writing prompts and discussion of craft based around consciousness and lyricism. This is a workshop geared towards getting students into a generative flow-state of creativity, while inviting them to get curious about their whole approach to reading and writing. We’ll discuss the ways in which we thwart ourselves with our own habitual practices, and find a way to release ourselves from them, while getting inspiration for whatever project we’re in the midst of–or hope to be.
Bianca Stone is a writer and visual artist. She was born and raised in Vermont and moved to New York City where she received her MFA from NYU in 2009. She is the author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House, 2014), Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours, (Pleiades, 2016), The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018) and the children’s book A Little Called Pauline, with text by Gertrude Stein. She collaborated with Anne Carson on the illuminated Antigonick, a book of Carson’s translation of Antigone (New Directions, 2012). Her poems, poetry comics, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of magazines including The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review and many others. She has returned to Vermont with her husband and collaborator, the poet Ben Pease, where she is Creative Director of The Ruth Stone House, a literary nonprofit artist residency, letterpress studio and community poetry center.
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