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04/13 3 SATs Poetry Workshop with Steve Kowit

Date: First class is April 13, 2013 Time: 1PM to 4PM Number of sessions: 3 -- Saturdays, April 13, 20, May 4 Members: $135 Nonmembers: $162 Location: Ink Spot, 710 13th St, Studio 210, San Diego, CA 92101

This is a three session workshop in which you will write poems, receive critique, and start you on the track to publication!

Steve Kowit will teach a three session poetry writing workshop in which each participant will write drafts of at least five poems and do a guided rewrite of either one previously written poem or one of the poems written for the workshop. We will discuss and practice the central techniques employed by contemporary poets and look at a number of models of contemporary poetry of different kinds. We will do some critiquing of workshop participant poems and Steve will be available via email to work with each participant on at least one poem (old or new). Participants will also be shown how to find contemporary poetry online, how to survey literary magazines online, and how to submit work for publication.

Steve Kowit was born in Brooklyn and moved to San Diego over twenty-five years ago, where he teaches at Southwestern College. He earned his BA from Brooklyn College, his MA from San Francisco State College, and his MFA from Warren Wilson College. In addition to authoring several books of his own poetry, he has edited a poetry anthology, The Maverick Poets; written several works on the subject of writing poetry, including the highly praised In the Palm Of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop. He is distinguished by his many awards for poetry, some of which include the National Endowment Fellowship in Poetry, two Pushcart Prizes, the Atlanta Review Poetry Prize, the Ouroboros Book Award, the 2006 Tampa Review Poetry Prize, and most recently the San Diego Theodore Geisel Award. His collection of poems, The Dumbbell Nebula, was a San Francisco Chronicle’s Notable Book of the Year, and his most recent books of poems, Gods of Rapture and The First Noble Truth have attracted rapt attention and praise from reviewers.


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