Workshops


The Wild and Precious Life Series presents Poetry Canon Clapback taught by Emari DiGiorgio. The workshops will be held via Zoom for eight participants. Interested parties should email a poetry sample of no more than two pages and a brief bio in one Microsoft Word or PDF document to wildandpreciouslifeseries@gmail.com by 11:59pm on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Include “Poetry Canon Clapback” in your email subject.

Workshops offered by the Wild & Precious Life Series are free. Participants, if they feel so inclined, and after the workshop, will have the option to make a donation to the series curator. Donations will be used to offset the fees associated with securing workshop instructors.

Poetry Canon Clapback

Sunday, August 9, 2020
1-3:00pm (EST)

Some of the most heralded poems in the literary canon do not reflect the lived, embodied experience of many individuals and communities. In this generative workshop, we will look at contemporary poems that are in dialogue with cherished pieces, such as Thylias Moss’ “Interpretation of a Poem by Frost,” which is in conversation with Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Participants will explore strategies for responding to and expanding the original poems, writing new pieces that affirm individuals’ own stories and truths.

About the Instructor

Emari DiGiorgio is the author of Girl Torpedo, winner of the Numinous Orison, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and The Things a Body Might Become. She’s the recipient of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, the Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Prize, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, the NJ Poetry Prize, RHINO’s Founder’s Prize, and a poetry fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She teaches at Stockton University, is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poet, and hosts World Above, a monthly reading series in Atlantic City, NJ.

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