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In this one-off workshop, we will think about and write through some of the ways poetry confronts that which is beyond ourselves, no small topic for sure. Preparatory and in-class materials may include excerpts from Nathaniel Dorsky, Jack Gilbert, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Marie Howe, Ariana Reines.
We’ll spend time discussing the reading packet (available to registered students before class), responding to writing prompts. At the end of class we’ll have time to read our poems.
Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Deathwish (Newest York, 2019), Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooksOdalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). He is also the author of the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012). He is the cofounder of Wonder.
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