Sensual Time: writing the lyric moment in short poems with Richie Hofmann




There’s a traditional view of the lyric poem as capturing one moment in time—expanding it, slowing it down, exploring it, making it vivid, sensuous, and memorable. In this generative one-day workshop we’ll explore various strategies of writing the single lyric moment, reading examples from classic and contemporary poetry, discussing craft, drafting a brand new piece, sharing with fellow writers, and making new writing friends.

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Richie Hofmann is the author of two collections of poetry, Second Empire (Alice James, 2015) and A Hundred Lovers (Knopf, 2022). The recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner Fellowships, he currently teaches in the creative writing program at Stanford University.