Introduction to Prose Poetry
This four-week workshop will walk students through the history of prose poetry. By reading and writing, students will learn what distinguishes the prose poem from other genres, and generate their own prose poems using a variety of styles.
About the course
U.K: 200 GBP
United States: 224 USD
Wednesday April 7th, 2021
Wednesday April 14th, 2021
Wednesday April 21st, 2021
Wednesday April 28th, 2021
All Sessions Will Take Place at 4PM Pacific Standard Time.
4 weeks - April 7th-April 28th
In this course we will examine what exactly is prose poetry? How is it different from flash fiction or poetry? We will take a brief look at the history of prose poetry. We’ll also read some famous, award-winning prose poets, including Charles Simic, Marosa di Giorgio, and James Tate, and think about what they’re doing on the page. Also, through weekly writing exercises, we will experiment with various literary techniques, and hopefully produce some work of our own.
How you will learn
Our team of editors, novelists and scriptwriters will provide a helping hand – making you a more confident writer.
Thanks to our status as a platform for discovering the best literary talent – having helped kick-start the careers of several literary writers to acclaim, such as Nikesh Shukla, Naomi Alderman, Peng Shepherd, Clare Wigfall, Stuart Evers, Inua Ellams and others on the Man Booker Prize longlists – we have far-reaching external networks that create opportunities for your work to get in front of editors, agents and publishers. You will learn through:
- Generating and pitching ideas
- Submissions best practices and feedback
- Live readings & performances
- Writing and sharing your work online
- Specialist workshops
- Live salons
José Hernandez Diaz
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of a collection of prose poems: The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). He holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from UC Berkeley and Antioch University Los Angeles. His work appears in The American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Huizache, Iowa Review, The Nation, Poetry, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Currently, he is an Editor for Frontier and Palette Poetry.