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Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2019

About Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of eight books of poetry, including Meadow Slasher (Black Ocean 2017). A professor in the University of Arizona's MFA Program in Creative Writing, he is the founding editor of The Volta, a journal of poetry, and Letter Machine Editions, a small press that publishes Fred Moten, Alice Notley, Brandon Shimoda, John Yau, and many others. He lives with the writer Lisa Wells in Tucson and Seattle.

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A Deeper Image: A Poetry Workshop
Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Type: Craft Class, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Poetry

In this course, students are invited to develop an acute awareness of their senses in order to write more visceral, striking poems. We will discuss examples, contemporary and ancient, to initiate a practice that draws on figurative language, synesthesia, and the disavowed parts of self to plunge beneath the bland methods that tend to preempt or deplete many poems of our era.