2023 Summer Workshops
In this generative class we’ll play around between fixed forms and more intuitive processes to figure out what we mean by rigor and risk. This class will be a mix of writing new poems and workshopping/being in conversation with what we’ve made. We’ll have adventures in beautiful PTown. We’ll let poems happen and sometimes urge them along through formal exercise and experiment. This class welcomes all levels of writer into a space of rigorous compassion, creation, and play.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice.