A workshop in two parts.
Part One: Spring Cleaning, in which we edit poems already written. Does it have some unwanted or problematic lines that need to be thrown out? Perhaps a few words need revamping. Maybe the whole poem needs a complete overhaul. We provide each other with ideas and suggestions for improving each other’s work through positive, supportive, and constructive feedback.
Part Two: New Growth. The second three weeks consists of intensive new writing, both in class and at home. Going into April, National Poetry Month, we pull new work up from the soil of our imagination and experiences, using traditional and experimental forms and techniques to generate a bumper crop of new work, as well as plant seeds for future harvest of poetic fruits.
About the instructor: Matt Hohner
Matt Hohner holds an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Baltimore Review, September Eleven: Maryland Voices, The Potomac (online), Lily (online), The Mom Egg Review, Truck (online), Rattle: Poets Respond, The Moth, The Irish Times, and Free State Review. His chapbook States was published by Third Ear Books. Hohner’s poems have won the Oberon Prize for Poetry, the 2015 Lascaux Prize in Poetry, the Sport Literate Anything but Baseball Poetry Prize, the Doolin Writers’ Weekend Poetry Prize, taken both third place in, and won, the Maryland Writers Association Poetry Prize, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poems have been finalists for the Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Poetry Prize, the Cobalt Earl Weaver Prize for Baseball Writing, and the Moth International Poetry Prize. Hohner has been a resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, made possible by a fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Hohner is an editor of Loch Raven Review and teaches a poetry workshop at Creative Alliance. His debut collection, Thresholds and Other Poems (Apprentice House Press), was published in 2018. He lives in Baltimore City.
THURSDAYS APR 25 - MAY 30 | 7-9PM | $130, $120 MEMBERS