Found, Collaged, Erased + Reassembled Poetry

This weekend workshop will explore ways to get out of our heads and into the world for inspiring new entry points into poems. Students look at examples of poems that use materials, scraps, art, visual cues, collage, erasure, and interesting forms/constraints to see what kinds of multi-textual poems we can make. They will be guided through discussion, examples, several prompts, and light group-sharing (not traditional critique) to build a small and supportive weekend community so more possibilities for making open up and feel doable, playable, experimental, and outside our usual comfort zones. It’s possible you could leave with three surprising new poem drafts to work with, in just twodays!

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About the Instructor

Tara Burke

Tara Shea Burke is a queer poet from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia who teaches writing and poetry at VCU and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Her poetry has recently been published in Screen Door Review, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, Khôra, and several anthologies. She’s interested in layering forms and materials, crocheting little dog bandanas, and pushing film photos printed in a dark room through a letterpress to create a visual, material poetics of the body she can live by.


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Found, Collaged, Erased + Reassembled Poetry

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Class Details
September 28 - September 291 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $95.00
Member Tuition: $85.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tara Burke
Level: All Levels