What can a poem do? A workshop in Pasadena

Red Hen Press is beginning a series of literary workshops at their new location in Pasadena, CA, this spring. And, I get lead one!  Here’s the info:

Date(s) – 02/06/2018 – 03/27/2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Red Hen Press

What Can A Poem do?
A Generative Poetry Workshop

Genevieve Kaplan
Tuesdays, Feb.6-April 3, 2018 (no class Mar.20)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Workshop Description

How many ways are there to write a poem? How many ways can a poem succeed in the world? Let’s write and find out together. In this poetry workshop, suitable for experienced writers as well as enthusiastic beginners, we will read and write poems, explore poetic techniques and examples, share our own poems and drafts-in-progress, and offer feedback to our peers. During our time together we’ll read, discover, discuss, practice, and push our poems to reach their own beautiful limits.


Genevieve Kaplan is the author of In the ice house (Red Hen Press), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation‘s poetry publication prize, and three chapbooks: In an aviary (Grey Book Press, 2016); travelogue (Dancing Girl, 2016); and settings for these scenes (Convulsive Editions, 2013), a chapbook of continual erasures. Her recent poems can be found in Copper Nickel, Denver Quarterly, and New American Writing. Genevieve earned her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and her PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. She lives in southern California where she edits the Toad Press International chapbook series, publishing contemporary translations of poetry and prose.

For more details, and to register for my workshop, go here.

And, be sure to check out all the brilliant workshops Red Hen is offering this spring on their main workshop page.


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