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Howe Poetry Workshop: Building Poems

Howe Poetry Workshop: Building Poems In-Person

The first of a series of three generative poetry workshops led by Kate Gibbel.
This is a hybrid program. 
Registration Required.  Please email jared.jenisch@thehowe.org to register.  


Building Poems

A group of lines in a poem is called a stanza, which comes from the Italian word for “room.” How does the form, or structure, of a poem shape or hold a poem’s meaning? We might read and consider poems like “kitchenette building” by Gwendolyn Brooks, “His Carpets Flowered” by Lorine Niedecker, or “Triptych” by Diana Khoi Nguyen. All poems will be provided by the instructor.

This is a generative poetry workshop that will run for about 75 minutes. We will read and discuss 1-2 poems. With a prompt based on our reading, we will write our own poems. If there is time and interest, we will share our poems with the group. (You do not have to share if you don’t want to!)

Kate Gibbel’s poems have been published in The Chicago Review, jubilat, Second Factory, Tin House Online, and elsewhere. She edits and prints Send Me Press, a monthly series of letterpress postcard poems. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Windsor, VT. Her manuscript Re the Waves was a finalist for the 2022 National Poetry Series.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Aldrich Room

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