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About the workshop

Wednesday May 29th 10:15-11:45am

The Center for the Humanities is working with educators Alex Cuff, Kyra Clemons, and Ralphy Santana to organize a workshop for their Humanities students at The Academy for Young Writers led by poet Phoebe Glick.

To close out their Spring Semester, students in the Writers Lab class at the Academy for Young Writers will participate in a workshop focusing on fostering an interest in writing and aiding the development of poetic skills learned throughout the semester. This semester’s Writers Lab focused around exploring different avenues of entry into poetry that are outside of the traditional canon. Students explored spoken word, rap lyrics as poetry, and natural experimentation through free writing. The workshop will provide an opportunity for the students to explore different forms of poetry through writing that complicates form and subject—that embraces imperfection and the journey of writing a poem, while also speaking to the benefits of revision as a means to continue one’s work.

This workshop is open for teachers and their students. If you are interested in learning more about this workshop or attending, please email us at ch@gc.cuny.edu.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This workshop is co-sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

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