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POETRYPOETRY
Gina Keicher

This primary workshop meets each morning from 10 to 12.

In this poetry workshop, students will read and discuss a variety of contemporary poems that reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of poetry today. Using the poems and discussion as a springboard, students will participate in in-class writing exercises, guided assignments, and work towards developing their own poems using combinations of poetic strategies and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to develop their unique voices through writing and workshopping original pieces. We will embrace the idea that poetry can simultaneously be a fun, inventive, and serious way of engaging with the personal and witnessing the world.

Gina Keicher is the author of the poetry collection Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press, 2014) and the chapbook Here Is My Adventure I Call It Alone (dancing girl press, 2015). She is a graduate of Syracuse University's M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, where she was the Lou Reed/Delmore Schwartz Scholar and an editor for Salt Hill Journal. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as DIAGRAM, Ninth Letter, Stone Canoe, and Whiskey Island. Select poems have been featured on Verse Daily and in the Best of the Net Anthology. Gina is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press and a lecturer at Ithaca College.