I am happy to announce that I’ll be teaching a summer poetry workshop at The Attic Institute (on upper Hawthorne in Portland) as one of their Summer Teaching Fellows. The workshop starts the end of June and runs for 5 weeks on Sunday afternoons. I’m really looking forward to it, and plan to have a lot of fun with this workshop.

Made of Words Poetry Workshop:

William Carlos Williams said, “A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.”  A love of words is likely what drew you to poetry in the first place. In this workshop we’ll take words as both subject and inspiration, exploring the possibilities of single words as well as more broadly discussing tone and diction. We’ll do in-class workshopping and discussion, and a whole variety of generative exercises using words as our creative springboard. We’ll talk about personal favorite words and words with social/cultural significance, explore the verbing of nouns and other instances of “messing with language,” take a look at the effect of generic versus specific terms, investigate some etymology, and more.

Registration link and more info here. If you’re in the Portland area, please consider signing up!