This is for you … shake the dust. – Anis Mojgani
In this workshop, we’ll begin to move our poetic appendages again. Perhaps the quarantine has you feeling like there are no new ideas left to be had. Perhaps the anxiety has you too much in your head. Maybe you’re writing the same poem every day, just with different words. Maybe you haven’t written a word since this all started.
Whatever the manifestation, this workshop is designed to dustbust your brain, separate you from stuffiness. We’ll be inspired by poems from the likes of Natalie Diaz and Mary Ruefle, as well as practices and prompts to trick ourselves back into poetry.
Tyler Friend is the author of Ampersonate (Choose the Sword Press, 2014), as well as Nim, forthcoming from Heartspark Press, and Him or Her or Whatever, forthcoming from Alternating Current Press. Tyler has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and their poetry has appeared in Tin House, Paper Darts, and the window of a bar called Charlie O’s World Famous. They design for Eulalia Books and edit Francis House, a home for wayward poems.
Tyler is new to our teaching roster. Welcome!