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Line, Voice, Story:  Let the Poetry of Larry Levis Be Our Guide

October 7, 2020


A Zoom Poetry Workshop with Laura Van Prooyen

Wednesdays, Oct 7-Nov 11, 6:30-8:30pm (Central time), Online via Zoom
Cost: $135 Nonmembers, $115 Members, $75  Students

Required Text:  The Selected Levis, University of Pittsburgh Press

Take a deep dive into the poetry of Larry Levis, reading in community and writing in response together. In this weekly workshop, we read 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 all of our newly generated work.

The workshop is designed for us to become intimately familiar with the poetry of Larry Levis, and to see how his work changed throughout his 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 drafts of original work inspired by Levis’s rich and approachable poems.

Laura Van Prooyen is 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



October 7, 2020
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Alexandra van de Kamp