02/02 Poetry with Steve Kowit
This is a three-hour intensive workshop designed for experienced or relatively experienced poets, though beginners are absolutely welcome and will find themselves perfectly comfortable .
You will be writing at least three poems during the workshop and we’ll be reading and discussing model poems and the techniques of poetic music: assonance, alliteration, cadence, metrical patterns, consonance, internal rhyme, and anaphora. Come prepared to write.
If we critique any poem it will be one not written by a participant. Most of the time we’ll be writing and chatting about the art of poetry in our own contemporary world and in our own contemporary language, and we’ll be doing it in a relaxed, stress-free, supportive environment!
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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