This Saturday, Oct 20th, I'm teaching a one day prose poem workshop for UCLA Extension. It's not too late to enroll. It'll be fun. Hope to see you there.
Here's the class description:
Writing that Fine Line: A Prose Poem 1-Day Workshop
What's the difference between the prose poem
and a piece of short fiction? When should the poetic line give way to
the poetic sentence? These are just some of the questions that are
answered in this workshop on the prose poem. Other topics include
imagery, metaphor, repetition, rhyme (yes, there could be rhyme in a
prose poem), surrealism, and prose poem as fable. These give you a new
understanding of the prose poem and a toolkit to draw upon for continued
writing. Throughout the day, you put your new insights into action as
you receive writing prompts from which to write your own prose poems in
class. Practitioners of the art are discussed: Charles Baudelaire,
Charles Simic, Nin Andrews, Pierre Reverdy, Peter Johnson, and Russell
Edson, to name a few. You also receive a bibliography of prose poem
books to guide your continued engagement in the form.