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Writing Workshop: The Prose Poem with Cheryl Quimba


Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

What possibilities lie in the creation of poems that defy the line? Prose poems operate in that fertile and porous territory between verse and prose. They offer us the freedom to make full use of the sentence without regard to line breaks, while using the traits like metaphors, symbols, images, sound play, and unconventional syntax that we celebrate in poetry. In this workshop we will encounter a selection of prose poems in a range of styles and approaches, and we will write and share our own prose poem creations.

Please note the following workshop requirements:

  • Limit one ticket per purchase.
  • Any tickets purchased at the member price require a current Just Buffalo membership.

See the workshop link in the description below for more information.

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Cheryl Quimba is the author of the poetry collection Nobody Dancing and the chapbook Scattered Trees Grow in Some Tundra. With Joe Hall, she co-authored the digital chapbook May I Softly Walk: The Santa Fe Journals. Her poems have appeared in 1913, Tinfish, P-Queue, Eleven Eleven, Phoebe, Kennesaw Review, and elsewhere.

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Ticket Prices

General $50, Members $40