Kim Addonizio’s poetry workshop has two spaces remaining. More information on her class, which happens the week of July 15-22, 2012, is available here.
A great review of her book “Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within” is here. She is also the author of another poetry guide, co-written with Dorianne Laux, entitled “The Poet’s Companion.”
Her class description: “One of the most satisfying elements of poetry is the delight of being surprised, whether by a turn of thought or a turn of phrase. The unexpected wakes us up and brings us into the moment of the poem. Yet too often, the poems we write can feel predictable, simply describing events without getting to that level of mystery–and play–where poetry lives. “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader,” as Frost famously said. Appreciating and cultivating that wild aspect of writing is going to be our mission this week. Come prepared to write, and also bring three poems, with copies, you’d like to work on. Expect the unexpected!” Register.