Summer Craft Intensive: Asa Drake


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You Don’t Have to Tell the Truth: Omission, Speculation and Fruitful Lies in Poetry with Asa Drake
Saturday, September 9
10:00 AM – 1:oo PM PST/ 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

There are many reasons why a poem may resist the explicit truth–a name, a place, an action. We’ll examine poems that spurn the reader, that ask for whom do we write and what do we preserve by writing? With inspiration from Franny Choi, Taylor Johnson, Donika Kelly, and Brigit Pegeen Kelly, we’ll try forms and exercises to give ourselves permission to alter, invent and deceive.

The scholarship for this class has already been awarded.

BIO: Asa Drake is a Filipina American writer and public services librarian in Central Florida. She is a recipient of 92Y’s Discovery Poetry Contest and Idyllwild Arts’ Writers Week fellowship. Her poems are published or forthcoming with The Adroit Journal, Copper Nickel and The Paris Review Daily. You can find her on Twitter @AsaLDrake.