Do you remember how exciting it once was to find a crushed wasp or the first robin in March? In this generative course we will fiercely recollect the early-childhood process of image-making. Focusing on techniques such as synesthesia, anaphora and apostrophe we will play in the mud, so to speak, and rebuild our poems with the richness of our textured world. Students will each receive an email at the end of the class, outlining strengths in your work and offering ideas for moving forward.
Kimberly Burwick was born and raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, winner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011), Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside Review Prize, (Burnside Review Press, 2014) and Custody of the Eyes (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017). She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Washington State University.