Steve Kowit Poetry Workshop
In Steve Kowit’s three hour poetry writing workshop participants will write drafts of new poems and generate ideas for others. The workshop will focus, at the same time, on specific techniques of craft and composition the elements of poetic tradition and includes definitions, examples, and exercises for practicing meter, rhyme, and figurative language.
Steve Kowit’s exercises are structured so that Writers at all stages can use them and then return to them over and over as their skill increases.
So if you’re a brand-new poet, a closet poet, a veteran poet, or even a prose writer who wants to work on language in your writing, this is the workshop for you!
Bring your notebook or your laptop and a friend for a day of making poems.
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.