Sunday, March 24
The Prose Poem
A writing workshop & discussion led by Jessica Treat
Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 2–4 p.m.
It doesn’t have line breaks, it looks like a paragraph, and . . . it’s a poem? Yes! In this workshop we’ll look at prose poems by Charles Baudelaire, Anne Carson, Wisława Szymborska, and many others, and use prompts to write our own. Come learn about this versatile and exciting form for your words.
Jessica Treat is the author of three collections of short stories: A Robber in the House, Not a Chance, and Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters. She is the recipient of a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Award and the Dominion Review Fiction Award, and artist residencies at the Valparaiso Foundation in Spain and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy. She is professor of English at Northwestern Connecticut College. www.jessicatreat.com