We will use the four weekly sessions to develop your poems in surprising new ways. Each week during the session, we will closely read and analyze your poems, providing positive feedback as well as constructive criticism. Then you will be given a personalized assignment, in anticipation of the next session, which will inspire you to explore that poem in different and sometimes startling new ways. The goal is to reveal how a poem can grow, both within itself and as an element of a larger, more layered work.
Christine Howeyis an actor, director, theater critic and performance poet. She was Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 2016-2018. Her one-person show of poetry about her transgender journey, Exact Change, was recently turned into a feature film and is being submitted to film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. Christine has had three books of poetry published. She is also a slam poet and recently competed in the National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado as a member of the four-person Cleveland team. Since 2002, Christine has been an award-winning theater critic for Cleveland Scene and she also posts reviews on her blog, Rave and Pan.