In this craft lecture/generative workshop, we will explore the possibilities of the line break and the poetic line. We will discuss examples of great lines, investigate how the line interacts with other elements of poetic craft, and work using the line break in a generative way.
Note: This class is scheduled to take place in person at Porch HQ. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and we will enroll a maximum of 10 participants. Masks are not required at this time, though we will revisit this policy as needed. Check our website and this listing for details before you attend class.
Ananda Lima’s poetry collection Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) is the winner of the Hudson Prize. She is also the author of four chapbooks: Vigil (Get Fresh Books, 2021), Tropicália (Newfound, 2021), Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020), and Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019). Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Pleiades and elsewhere. She has been awarded the inaugural Work-In-Progress Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, for her short story collection “Craft”. She has an MA in linguistics from UCLA, and an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers–Newark. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @anandalima.
"Ananda did a great job teaching us ways of engaging unexpected forms for writing."