In this 4-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.
Kisha Nicole Foster is a mother,nationally performing poet, and teaching artist. The author of Poems: 1999-2014 and Blood Work, Foster is also three-time Ohio for the Center for the Book fellow, Regional Coordinator for Poetry OutLoud/ Ohio Arts Council, and a two-time Pink Door Fellow. Foster uses her locution as a conduit towards healing and fostering truth within language; allowing mistakes and humility to guide her craft.