In this 3-week introductory workshop, we will explore and discover how poems are generated, crafted and refined. Each week, there will be writing prompts that will surprise and inspire the imagination, discussions on craft through the reading and sharing of poetry, and group feedback on your work. Expect to be delightfully nudged out of your usual habits with language and discover yourself as a poet in the process. This class is appropriate for total beginners as well as those who want a refresher or who write in other genres but want to venture into verse.
Lee Chilcote is cofounder and Executive Director of Literary Cleveland. His articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt, Planning, Land and People and numerous other publications. His poetry and creative nonfiction have been published by Great Lakes Review, Pacific Review, Oyez Review, Blueline and others. His essays have appeared in the books Rust Belt Chic: A Cleveland Anthology, The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook, and A Race Anthology. He has published two poetry chapbooks, The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins, with Finishing Line Press. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University and Lincoln College at Oxford University.