In this workshop, we will explore list-making as a way of bringing about new poems. We encounter lists every day, both sacred and mundane: to-do lists; top-ten lists; memorial lists of the dead; a list of names for flowers. Following the model of a small handful of writers, such as Sei Shonagon / Suzanne Buffam, Mary Ruefle, and Joe Brainard, we will make our own list-poems with the use of generative prompts. These exercises will reveal how we put order to memory in that crossroads of inventory and invention.
The workshop will take place from 10: 00 a.m. to noon and cost $40 per person. Seats are limited. Pre-register here.
Carolina Ebeid is the author of You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior (Noemi Press, 2016). She is a student in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Denver, and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. She has won fellowships and prizes from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and the NEA. Her work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, and more recent work appears in The Adroit Journal, Bennington Review, jubilat, and in the inaugural Ruth Stone House Reader. Her book was profiled in the Debut Poets feature in Poets & Writers.