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The Prose Poem

July 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$65 – $185
View Venue Website, 318 SE Main Street #175, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

The Prose Poem:

This workshop is in person: Masks + Proof of Vaccination Required

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How can we create poems when we no longer rely upon (or when we free ourselves from) one of poetry’s most powerful tools: the line? In this class, we’ll dive into this question, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of writers as we investigate how to heighten language to create the intensity of a poem within the short space of a paragraph. We’ll also examine writing that defies conventional genre classification, straddling the lines between poetry, fiction and essay. Through in-class exercises, weekly prompts, and supportive discussion of one another’s work, we’ll immerse ourselves in our creative processes, generating our own prose poems and pieces of writing that push the bounds of genre.

Instructor: Patrick Dundon

Class Meetings: 5

July 20th, 27th

August 10th, 17th, 24th

$65 — $185 sliding scale

*2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized


318 SE Main Street #175
Portland, OR 97214
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