Join us for a 2-hour generative workshop on the prose poem, led by visiting author Amelia Martens!
Subversive, surreal, fable, postcard, polaroid, box: the prose poem can be illusive and magically accessible. Instead of trying to pin down this hybrid form, we will examine several manifestations to expand our notion of what is possible. We’ll play with appearance, discover potential source materials, and generate our own poems that bridge the ordinary and the extraordinary. Open to writers of all levels, ages 14 and up. Cost: $25.00
Amelia Martens is the author of The Spoons in the Grass are There To Dig a Moat, a book of prose poems selected by Sarabande Books for the 2014 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. Her chapbooks include: Purgatory (Black Lawrence Press, 2012), Clatter (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2013), and A Series of Faults (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She met her husband in the IU MFA program; together they have created the Rivertown Reading Series, Exit 7: A Journal of Literature and Art, and two awesome daughters.