Come join Zachary Schomburg this summer at Outlet for a six week Poetry workshop.
This will be a generative poetry workshop for poets at all levels. The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for six weeks with access to a small group of focused readers. After each workshop, Zachary will give the group a prompt/assignment to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in your group conversations. The participants will spend the beginning of the following week's workshop discussing your experiences with the assignment.
The workshop will be capped at 6 people, so everyone will get about 20 minutes of focused group discussion of their own new work at each meeting. The class will meet once per week for 6 total weeks.
$200 -$300 (Sliding Scale) total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zachary Schomburg is the author of a novel, Mammother (Featherproof, 2017), about a young man who falls in love with objects and collects them on his body until he's too large to live in town. He is also the author of four books of poetry including, most recently, The Book of Joshua (Black Ocean, 2014), an epic poem about a boy who travels to Mars in a spaceship made of bird bones search of his lost friend, Joshua. Fjords (Black Ocean, 2012), which was the winner of the 2012 Oregon Book Award, was adapted by Chicago's shadow puppetry troupe, Manual Cinema, into a multi-disciplinary live feature-length cinematic shadow-puppetry production. Schomburg and Manual Cinema sold out 7 shows at the Poetry Foundation and went on a small east coast tour in support of the show. Schomburg's work, which is known for its tender and absurd humor, was described by YA author, Kelly Link, as "poetry that aims, admirably, to unsettle." And he was described by Publisher's Weekly as "one of the sincerest Surrealists around," and by Huffington Post as "possibly the man who will save poetry for all of those readers who are about to give up on the genre." Schomburg is also a teacher, illustrator, and publisher of a small poetry press, Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.