Sat, Nov 12|
Chapbook Explorations into Culture, Gender & Identity
Whether you are a poet with a handful of poems to work with or you simply have a vision for a future chapbook, you will be given a chance to leave this workshop with the seeds for a new and cohesive chapbook.
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
About the Event
Once the venue of “chap men” who sold 8-12 page “penny” books on 16th century streets, chapbooks are no longer just the poor (wo)man poet’s stapled “wanna-be” book. While chapbooks do serve as important segues for young poets into first book publishing, they also offer established poets opportunities for focused, impassioned explorations into familial and cultural landscapes. There are distinct and proven routes to creating fully-realized and beautifully-wrought chapbooks. We’ll look at how three women poets, winners of 2021 chapbook contests, shaped and focused their chapbook to illuminate issues of gender, sexual identity, and culture: Elizabeth Metzger, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry and poetry editor for the LA Review of Books, in her chapbook, Bed Poems, and Maura Stanton, winner of the Yale Series for Younger Poets, in her chapbook, Interiors, and SJ Sindu, author of two novels and previous chapbooks, in Dominant Genes. Ultimately, whether you are a poet with a handful of poems to work with or you simply have a vision for a future chapbook, you will be given a chance to leave this workshop with the seeds for a new and cohesive chapbook.
KATHRYN WINOGRAD is an educator and arts advocate. She is the author of seven books, including Air Into Breath, an alternative for the Yale Series for Younger Poets and a Colorado Book Award Winner, and Slow Arow: Unearthing the Frail Children, awarded a Bronze Medal in Essay for the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Flying Beneath the Dog Star Poems from a Pandemic, released in 2022, is a semi-finalist for the Finishing Line Press' 2021 Open Chapbook Contest. Her first collection of essays, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, was a Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist. Her essays have been noted in Best American Essays, and published in many journals including Terrain.org (forthcoming),Fourth Genre, Hotel Amerika, River Teeth, The Florida Review, Essay Daily, and The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction, 6th edition. Her poetry has been published in places as diverse as The New Yorker and Cricket Magazine and received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and a Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXVIII . Currently an editor for Humble Essayist Press, Winograd was a founding faculty member for the Ashland University MFA and now teaches poetry and creative nonfiction for Regis University’s Mile High MFA . She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver and a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Iowa.
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