2023 Summer Workshops
In this workshop we will write a ton of poems, do various vision and revision experiments, and workshop each day. This is a class for poets of all levels who are seeking to deepen their writing practice through experimentation with multiple syntactic, formal, and visual variations. We will talk a lot about the public and the private poem. Particularly what these (perhaps unnecessary/ridiculous) divisions mean in times of political, personal, and social upheaval. If I’ve done my job right you’ll go home with enough poems to work with for several months. We’ll also workshop each day as a means of figuring out useful strategies for revision.
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.