This workshop is appropriate for writers with some experience writing poetry or who may be working towards completing a collection. Workshop time will concentrate on studying and supporting the poetry of participants and becoming attuned to how their poems come together, both in sequences or manuscripts and in terms of how they resound within trends in contemporary poetry. In addition to close reading of poems, we'll respond to in-class prompts, practice reading aloud, and look at literary periodicals with an eye toward submitting our work.
Thom Dawkins teaches creative writing, composition, and communication at Case Western Reserve University, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation early modern poetics and theology. He completed his MFA in Poetry at Chatham University and his Master of Theological Studies degree at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. His first chapbook, After Alluvium, was published by Three Sheets Press in 2012. He is currently at work on a new collection tentatively entitled The Book of Divine Abidings.