With Richard Garcia.
Into the Forest: Prose Poem Mash-Up (or, Mysteries of the Prose Poem Revealed). We will discuss the prose poem, where it comes from, where it started, what it is and what it is not; and the difference between prose, prose poem, short, flash...and do we always know? This will be followed by writing exercises based on my last three books of prose poetry, and regular poetry, all published in the last two years. We will be tossing in bits of memory, fairy tales, cartoons, comics, fables, jump-rope rhymes, pop-culture, and big media into a cauldron, stirring, and seeing what emerges.
$40 Charlotte Lit members, $45 non-members. Student and need-based scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Instructor: Richard Garcia won the 2016 Press 53 award for his book of prose poems, Porridge, which was published in March of 2016. The Other Odyssey, from Dream Horse Press, won the American Poetry Journal Book Award for 2014; and The Chair, published by BOA, was chosen as the best poetry book of 2015 by the editor of Poetry Magazine. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. He lives in Charleston, S.C. and is on the staff of the Antioch Low Residency MFA in Los Angeles.