March 26*, 2024 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Register here

*Please note the date has been changed for this event. It was originally scheduled for March 19. The new date is March 26.

Have you always wanted to invent your own poetic form but don’t know where to start? Featuring the duplex, the golden shovel, the sonnenizio, and the American sentence acrostic—all forms invented by contemporary living poets–this masterclass breaks down the process of formal invention and reveals the process behind the product. Beginning with the craft fundamentals of prosody, we’ll examine in detail each of these forms and learn how to write them. In the final third of the class, we’ll generate a new form as a group that we can then take home and practice before distributing to the wider world of poetry. Every poet will leave with the drafts of four formal poems, the group form, and the seeds of knowledge for growing their own individual forms.

About the Artist: Jen Karetnick (She/Her) – Miami, FL

The winner of the 2022 Cider Press Review Book Award for Inheritance with a High Error Rate (January 2024), Jen Karetnick is the author of 20 additional books. Her work has won the Tiferet Writing Contest for Poetry, Hart Crane Memorial Prize, and Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize, among other honors. She is co-founder/co-curator of the not-for-profit organization, SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami).

Event is free, but space is limited and prior registration is required.

What to Bring:

– notebook, pen/pencil or laptop/charger

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Published On: March 1st, 2024 / Categories: Uncategorized /