Courses & Faculty

Christine Kitano

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.

Christine Kitano is the author of Birds of Paradise (Lynx House Press, 2011) and the forthcoming collection Sky Country (BOA Editions, 2017). She earned a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from Texas Tech University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Recent poetry and prose appear in The Asian American Literary Review, Connotation Press: An Artifact, Crab Orchard Review,Miramar, The Pinch, Smartish Pace, andTar River Poetry. As assistant professor of Writing and English at Ithaca College, she teaches courses in creative writing, American poetry, literary theory, and Asian American literature.