5 Poems in 5 Days
During this week-long intensive, students will write a new poem each day. A series of workshops will help them explore and expand how they use voice, imagery, and form in their poems. The intensive will also highlight the relationship between poetry and other mediums such as visual art, photography, and film. The week will include a field trip off-campus and culminate in the creation of a chapbook and presentation of student work. Previous experience with writing poetry is welcome, but not required.
Margaret Funkhouser holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Dance and American Studies from Wesleyan University. She has taught at Bryant University and Washington University, where she was also the 2002–2003 Writer-in-Residence. She has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, an E. E. Ford Award for Exceptional Merit in Teaching, and fellowships from the Boston Athenaeum and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Paris Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere.