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This workshop will introduce students to contemporary poems and poets as well as the cross-genre excitement that is living poetry. Through a combination of guided exercises, investigation, and application of classic poetic techniques, we will speak frankly and uncover ways we might approach the world and the mind as texts ripe for exploration. Embracing poet Adrienne Rich's claim that "the moment of change is the only poem," we will locate those surprising changes both within and without ourselves. Musicality, language, and speaking aloud will be emphasized, along with discussion of professional poetry and the writing of original pieces.
Jaime Warburton holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in Writing from Ithaca College. At IC, she is the faculty advisor for Spit That!, our spoken word group, and the co-ordinator of our student writing contest; her classes include Introduction to Creative Writing, Personal Essay, Argument, Poetry I, and the seminar Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans. Jaime's poems, stories, and essays have appeared widely in journals such as Gargoyle Magazine, The Southeast Review,Storyscape, Prick of the Spindle, and The Nervous Breakdown. She is the author of Note That They Cannot Live Happily, available from Split Oak Press (2009).