What New Form Does This Poem Call for? With Sharon Dolin




“The constraints of form are spurs to the imagination,” writes poet George Szirtes. In this workshop, we’ll go beyond the sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and pantoum and try out new contemporary poetic forms, such as Alams, the Gigan, and the Anagram poem to explore the way form itself influences, inspires, and shapes the content of what we feel compelled to say.

NB: This recorded class is available to rent for two weeks through a private YouTube link. The link will be sent to the email you use to enroll (check your spam).  Please email [email protected] with questions.

Sharon Dolin is the author of several poetry collections, including Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016); Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012); Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008), which was selected by Bob Hicok for the 2007 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry; and Heart Work (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995). Dolin is the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and a grant from the PEN/Heim Translation Fund. She currently teaches workshops at Poets House and in the Writing About Art in Barcelona workshops. She lives in New York City.

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