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Inner Craft—An Open Genre Workshop with National Book Award Finalist Reginald Gibbons
March 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+5$125
A Zoom Poetry Workshop with National Book Award Finalist Reginald Gibbons
Three Sessions: Thursdays, March 25, April 1, April 8, 6:30-8pm (Central time)
Cost: Nonmembers $125, Members $105, Students $75
Join award-winning author Reginald Gibbons on an exploration of “inner craft.” In this open-genre workshop, you will learn how to use not only writerly craft from the three major genres (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) but also your inner landscape of feeling and thought, memory and experience to create a more deliberate artistic practice. Over three weeks, work closely with this master teacher as he guides you through craft techniques gleaned from these genres to show you how to gain more access to your intuitive resources. In the workshop, everyone will draft new work and revise pre-existing pieces, using a process that brings together intuition and craft in unique ways. Participants will be able to carry this innovative practice into all their work.
Reginald Gibbons is the author of more than half a dozen collections of poetry, including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems (1997), winner of the Balcones Poetry Prize, Creatures of a Day (2008), a finalist for the National Book Award, Last Lake (2016), and his forthcoming Renditions (Four Way Books 2021). The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Gibbons was the editor of TriQuarterly magazine from 1981 to 1997, during which time he co-founded and edited TriQuarterly Books. He has also been a columnist for The American Poetry Review.
A prolific author in multiple genres, Gibbons has published short stories and critical essays as well as translations of Spanish and Mexican poetry and ancient Greek tragedy. His first novel, Sweetbitter (1994), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He is the author of a work of poetics, How Poems Think (2015), and a collection of short stories, An Orchard in the Street: Stories (2017). Gibbons has taught at Princeton University, Northwestern University, and Warren Wilson College.