Examine elements that best serve and come closest to your vision.
Aug 9, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020
Workshop Fee: $1,195
Class Size: 12
This workshop is for both the beginner and the more advanced poet.
Class sessions are devoted to constructive discussions of your work.
You’ll be examining word choice, metaphoric language, music, diction, sonics, and the line and line breaks. You’ll explore how these elements best serve and come closest to your vision.
Since there is a deep and profound relationship between reading and writing, you’ll examine and draw inspiration from established poets to see how their approaches to structure makes their poems successful. Meaningful assignments are assigned to better comprehend strategies for writing in fresh imagined ways. In addition, individual conferences are open to all students.
Instructor: Kevin Pilkington
Kevin Pilkington is a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of nine collections: Spare Change was the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award winner; Getting By won the Ledge chapbook award; In the Eyes of a Dog received the New York Book Festival Award; The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree was a Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award finalist. His poetry has appeared in many anthologies including: Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Western Wind, and Contemporary Poetry of New England. Over the years, he has been nominated for four Pushcarts. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines including: The Harvard Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Yankee, Hayden’s Ferry, Columbia, North American Review, etc. He has taught and lectured at numerous colleges and universities including The New School, Manhattanville College, MIT, University of Michigan, Susquehanna University, Georgia Tech. His debut novel Summer Shares was published in 2012 and a paperback edition was reissued in summer 2014. His collection Where You Want To Be: New and Selected Poems was a 2017 IPPY Award Winner. He completed a second novel and is working on a new collection of poems.