Do you start poems and then stop, not sure where to go with them, and how to take them there? Do you in fact stop writing poems before you start, worried about language, and the effect it has? In this full-day workshop, we'll work on ways to open up our practice to innovation and honesty, through a variety of writing experiments and approaches, and deep readings. This workshop is open to writers at all stages of their career.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Alice Burdick is the author of four full-length poetry collections, Simple Master, Flutter, Holler, and Book of Short Sentences. Deportment, a book of selected poems, came out in November 2018 from Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Her work has also appeared in many chapbooks, broadsides, magazines, journals, and anthologies. She has been a judge for various awards, including the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize. She also visits high school English classes as a “Poet In Your Class” through Poetry in Voice/les Voix de la Poésie. She co-owns an independent bookstore in Lunenburg called Lexicon Books.