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Online Class – Prose Poetry with Jose Hernandez Diaz (SOLD OUT)

March 20 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Something Weird is Happening: Surreal approaches to prose poetry 
with Jose Hernandez Diaz

Online Class (5 weeks)
Asynchronous (Learn more about asynchronous classes below)
Class begins: Monday, March 20
Sliding scale registration fee: $50 to $250

A form as old as Wordsworth, practiced by writers like Rilke, Baudelaire, Borges, Neruda, and Gertrude Stein, the prose poem appears as prose, but reads like poetry. 

Explore the voice, imagery, and various aesthetics of surrealism in prose poetry. Through close readings of established masters such as Charles Simic, James Tate, and Marosa di Giorgio, students will gain insight into the style and eccentricities of surreal prose poetry. Through the use of the instructor’s stimulating and strange writing prompts, students will write new drafts of poems each week in class. The instructor will provide feedback on written work from class as well as suggest places to submit work for publication. Poems written in previous workshops with the instructor have been published in The Georgia Review, Crab Creek Review, Honey Literary, and elsewhere.

Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of California, Berkeley, and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is the author of a collection of prose poems: The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020) and the forthcoming collection: Bad Mexican, Bad American (Acre Books, 2024). He has been published in The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Huizache, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, The Nation, Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He teaches creative writing online for various literary organizations, including: Beyond Baroque, Hugo House, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Litro Magazine, and elsewhere.

NOTE ABOUT ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE CLASSES: This class is asynchronous, meaning there are no required live meeting times. Students can access course materials, complete assignments, message the instructor, interact with other students via message boards, posts, and comments, at any time during the 5-week class duration. New materials are uploaded to the online class space (Google Classroom) each week. Questions? Reach us at info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org.

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