Image, Tone and Voice: Let the Poetry of Louise Glück Be Our Guide
January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5$135
A Zoom Poetry Workshop with Laura Van Prooyen
Six Sessions: Wednesdays, January 20-March 3 (no class February 17), 6:30-8:30 pm (Central time)
Cost: Nonmembers $135, Members $115, Students $75
Take a deep dive into the poetry of Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. For six weeks, we will be reading in community and writing in response together. In this generative workshop, we read Glück’s poems aloud together for the first hour and in the second hour, we write independently. You will receive supplemental materials weekly, including a mix of writing prompts, essays, interviews, and links for further reading. In our final meeting, we will celebrate and share our newly generated work.
The workshop is designed for us to become intimately familiar with the poetry of Louise Glück, and to see how her work changed throughout her life. By reading aloud, we open both eye and ear to appreciate the poem’s craft. Writing in community honors the creative process as we generate and share drafts of original work inspired by Gluck’s complex, tightly-rendered poems.
Required Text, Hard Copy (e-versions are not compatible for class format): Louise Gluck Poems 1962-2012
Laura Van Prooyen is the author of three collections of poetry: Frances of the Wider Field (forthcoming from Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021) Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press). She is also co-author with Gretchen Bernabei of Text Structures from Poetry, a book of writing lessons for educators of grades 4-12 (Corwin Literacy). Van Prooyen teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program at Miami University, and she lives in San Antonio, TX. www.lauravanprooyen.com