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NEW SHADOWS: READING TO WRITE with Terrance Hayes
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This workshop will offer concrete strategies for writing when the only teacher available is a book. We will explore the ways “reading to write” can result in new poems. During the week we will look at how an assortment of poems “shadow,” imitate, and are in conversation with other poems and other forms (music, film,journalism). Most importantly, inventive imitations and transformations will be generated in response to the reading.
One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of five books of poetry: How to Be Drawn (2015), longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry; Lighthead (2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry; Wind in a Box, winner of a Pushcart Prize; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Muscular Music, winner of both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many other honors and awards, including a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award.