Need ideas to help you start writing? Join us for a monthly pop-up workshop co-presented by Phoenix College and ASU's Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Each session includes a 30-minute mini-class and a writing prompt exploring some aspect of craft—setting, dialogue, character development, etc.—followed by focused writing time and the opportunity to read your work to the group.
This workshop will be hosted online as part of our virtual event series.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Anaphora uses a repeated phrase or word at the beginning of a line, and poets often use it for obsessive poems, varying the content it contains to keep the reader locked in and leaping. In this workshop, we'll study how poems by Matthew Olzmann, Ada Limon, Solmaz Sharif, and others move and accumulate through anaphora, what makes these poems surprising, and ways in which we enter and exit the poem. Together, we'll generate our own anaphora poems and experiment, taking our obsessions as far as they can go.
For information about participating in our virtual workshops, please see our FAQ page.
- Cost: $5.
- Register below.
- Refunds will not be issued within one day of the event.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears, winner of the 2019 Pamet River Prize and forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2022, and the chapbook RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions, 2017). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, and Poetry Northwest. She has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from MacDowell, Kundiman, and Vermont Studio Center. She is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and lives in San Francisco.