• Timothy Liu
April 22nd & 23rd from 1-4pm

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Everyone knows that poems are concentrated art forms made out of language. Many of the most memorable poems written in (and translated into) the English language are under ten lines long. We will spend some time looking at a few of the most famous examples (including Basho, Sappho, W.C. Williams, Robert Creeley, Linda Gregg, Charles Simic, Jean Valentine, Bill Knott, Morgan Parker, W.S. Merwin) and discuss what makes a short poem work, how to go about memorizing them, and then workshopping short poems of our own.

About Timothy Liu

Timothy Liu is the author of twelve books of poems, most recently Let It Ride. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Bomb, The Nation, Paris Review, Poetry, The Pushcart Prize and elsewhere. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Liu is a Professor of English at William Paterson University and gives I Ching, Tarot & Akashic Records Readings at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies (Rhinebeck, NY).

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