FULL – Sentences Are Not Emotional – Workshop with Jameson Fitzpatrick and Diana Hamilton

This workshop is for reading and writing poems that are made up of sentences. A rather cold unit of measure—Stein writes that “sentences are not emotional but paragraphs are”—the sentence, like a poem, is a category that makes room for a lot of other units, too. “What’s my ‘unit’?” we might ask ourselves, or what work does this poem do with syntax? We will read, perhaps, Anna Akhmatova, Audre Lorde, Wendy Trevino, Juliana Spahr, Emily Dickinson, Mary Ruefle, Sylvia Plath, Alice Notley, Rindon Johnson, and Tommy Pico, among others.

This workshop is free! Sign-up here This workshop is now full. Email Laura at lh@poetryproject.org to be added to the waitlist.

Jameson Fitzpatrick

Jameson Fitzpatrick is the author of Pricks in the Tapestry, forthcoming from Birds, LLC, and two previous chapbooks: Mr. & (Indolent Books, 2018) and Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications, 2014). His poems and criticism have appeared in Art in America, The Believer, The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere. He teaches expository writing at New York University.

Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton is the author of three books—God Was Right (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Awful Truth (Golias Books), and Okay, Okay (Truck Books)—and four chapbooks. She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism about style, crying, shit, kisses, dreams, fainting, writing, and re-reading. You can walk through audio recordings of her dreams in the first-person shooter by Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford in Diana Hamilton’s Dreams (Gauss PDF). Her poetry and criticism have appeared in BOMB, Frieze, Art in America, Lambda Literary, and Social Text Journal, among others. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, and she currently works as the Director of Baruch College’s Writing Center.