In "Very Short Prose: A Very Short Class," we will inhabit the tension between brevity and spaciousness as we explore prose poetry alongside flash fiction and nonfiction. We will investigate the narrative and symbolic potency of the gesture, the role of silence in creativity, and how language keeps—and fails to keep—time. We will read literature by Anne Carson, László Krasznahorkai, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Stephane Mallarmé, with ample room for writing of our own—and for posing proliferating and resonant questions that will remain with us long after our time together.
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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.
AM Ringwalt is a multimodal writer and musician whose work appears in Jacket2, Music & Literature, Black Warrior Review and Bennington Review. Ringwalt holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame, where she received the 2019 Sparks Prize. "The Wheel," her hybrid memoir, was published by Spuyten Duyvil. "What Floods," a book-length poem, is forthcoming from Inside the Castle. "Summer Angel" is out now via Dear Life Records.
AM Ringwalt is a caring and attentive instructor, with a great eye for the type of poetry we want to write and we want to feel. It's a pleasure knowing her as a person and an even greater one studying with her as a teacher.
AM Ringwalt really opened my eyes to the beauty of literature. The poem I wrote in her workshop really showed me how greatly I’m influenced by people and environment. I’m trying to learn how to write better and hearing AM quote some of my words really made me happy. Thanks for the encouraging words.
I loved taking class with AM. She brought insight while at the same time acknowledged and valued the insights of classroom participants as equal to her own. The pacing of the class was great and it never dragged or rushes.