Winter Craft Intensive: Cyree Jarelle Johnson


Editor's Note

Finding the Form, with Cyree Jarelle Johnson
Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Form, as it relates to how influence, style, and shape affects the way a poem manifests itself, is part of most of our practices whether or not it’s a conscious choice. In this workshop, participants will bring a work in progress, name its current form, and seek to make that form as intentional as possible. We will think critically about the uses of traditional form, and how to deliberately deviate from those inheritances. We will be guided by the work of Patricia Smith, Tyehimba Jess, Terrance Hayes, Kim Addonizio, Lucille Clifton and Audre Lorde among others. The first hour of the workshop will be discussion and inquiry based. We will work through our remixes and revisions in the final two hours. Students will leave the workshop with at least two drafts, and as such are advised to bring a poem no longer than one and a half pages.