MESS & MAYHEM: ON THE RADICAL POTENTIAL OF FORM IN WRITING PROSE AND POETRY
Prose and poetry have gone through many evolutions in their respective long histories, from, in the case of the former a move to encompass the short story, the novel, long-form journalism and the lyric essay, to, in the case of the latter, a movement away from a reliance on meter and rhyme to free verse and open field poetics, from confessional poetry to language and performance poetry, always retaining, in their most memorable iterations, something that might stand the test of time. In this workshop, we will discuss the new forms of prose and poetry that have emerged in the 21st century, including the golden shovel, flarf, erasures, Vispo, collaborative poetics, and prose poetry, lyric essay and memoir, as well as look back at those archaic forms such as the Japanese zuihitsu and the Latin cento that are simultaneously ancient and postmodern at the same time, using the form of collage and found material to create radical textual remixes that will help reinvigorate your own sense of voice.
This workshop will provide a brief introduction to these forms and then provide time for a generative workshop where we will create our own drafts of new poems and works of prose to continue building on at home.
THIS IS A PAID EVENT. NOT INCLUDED IN DAY PASS OR WEEKEND PASS TICKETS.