Reading and Writing Through Robert Creeley

New Writing Workshop Forming: 17 Sundays
January 15 to May 6


Reading and Writing through the collected poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975

for Virtual and in-Toronto Participants

Meeting time: 4 PM to 6 PM

We will be studying Robert Creeley’s Collected poems (1945 – 1975); this book of poems will generate talk and strategies for the writing we enact in class. We will spend the first hour listening to the poems aloud and the second hour writing. The writing portion will take the form of starting points & prompts drawn from the poems as well as those of my own design. Our writing sessions will be formalized into poems—participants will gather works into mini-manuscripts for review and commentary in the final class.

Required Text:

The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945–1975, University of California Press

Recommended Texts:

The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1975–2005, University of California Press

Students are responsible for purchasing required text and for bringing it, a writing notebook and pen to class.

About the Workshop

I have been leading this poetry workshop for 13 years. The focus for the workshop is transmission and absorption and doing. We spend half the class reading the selected text aloud and the second half writing. Previous workshops have engaged the works of Dickinson, Stein, Niedecker, Kyger, Berrigan and Whalen as well as Olson’s Maximus. An essay on the class is included in the anthology “Poets on Teaching” (University of Iowa, 2010). The workshop takes place in my home in Toronto near Chester Station.

 

Cost for this class is $180. No one turned away for lack of funds. Inquire about barter.


Because of the way the class is designed, you may attend just the dates for which you are available–missing classes is not a problem as I provide a write up of each class so that one may stay current by participating virtually.

 

Payment for the full session at the start of class is expected and preferred.

 

To reserve a space, click buy now, then please contact me by private message or here on the event page.


2 Responses to “Reading and Writing Through Robert Creeley”

  1. Chase Van Haselen Says:

    Hey Hoa,
    Wish I could be taking your class as Creeley is one of my favorite poets. I’m interested to the extent of asking how does the ‘virtual’ aspect of the class work? (I’m in Texas).

    -Chase

    ps-this is Chase a la Dale’s “Creative Writing” class a few years ago at UT. I was an actor and had a beard. I think he might remember.

  2. Hoa Says:

    Hey Chase,

    Of course I remember you. I’d love to add you to the virtual class. I’ll shoot you an email…

    Yours,
    Hoa

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