Having It Both Ways: The Prose Poem – Larry Fagin

This is a workshop designed for writers of both poetry and short prose, who are interested in investigating the boundary between the two areas, or those who have discovered such boundaries to be less than trustworthy. We will study this indeterminate form – its subtle musical passages, its rhythms, its connections to narrative and vignette, and its recent incorporations of disjunction and collage. We will read (Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Stein, Max Jacob, Ponge, Ashbery, Bernadette Mayer, Lydia Davis, et al), exchange ideas (story, description, image, abstraction, the personal) and refine our writing with an eye toward publication. Weekly reading and writing assignments. Also, three individual consultations for each participant, throughout the ten weeks.

Larry Fagin is the author of 18 books, the most recent of which is Dig & Delve, a collaboration with the artist Trevor Winkfield.

Tuesdays At 7PM: 10 Sessions Begin February 10th, 2009