Developing Your Poetry Chapbook


Developing Your Poetry Chapbook

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Many writers begin their publishing career with a poetry chapbook or utilize the art of the chapbook for a specific smaller collection of poems. In this course, we will take a look at various types of chapbooks, as well as help students develop their work into a chapbook. We explore the craft of writing and revising your work, selecting and sequencing poems, and will discuss options for getting your chapbook out into the world--from DIY to submitting it to the right places for your work. At the end of the course, the student will have new poems in addition to a draft chapbook manuscript, which the instructor and classmates will workshop and offer feedback.

  • Instructor: Ciona Rouse

  • Length of workshop: 4 weeks

  • Date: April 4, 11, 18, and 25

  • Time: 7 - 9 pm

  • Location: Porch HQ
    2811 Dogwood Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37204

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Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack, the first chapbook of Third Man Books (2017), which sold out within months of publication. Her poetry has appeared in The AccountTalking RiverGabby JournalMatter: a journal of political poetry and commentary and other publications. She is poetry editor of Wordpeace and the curator of several reading series in Nashville, Tenn. In 2017-2018, she served as a resident poet for the “Nick Cave: FEAT” art exhibition at Frist Art Museum. Along with poet Kendra DeColo, Rouse cohosts the upcoming podcast Re/Verb, a podcast where literature and pop culture meet.