Juliet Patterson


Juliet Patterson is the author of Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide (Milkweed Editions, September 2022) and two full-length poetry collections, Threnody, (Nightboat Books 2016), a finalist for the 2017 Audre Lorde Poetry Award, and The Truant Lover, (Nightboat Books, 2006), winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2006 Lambda Literary Award. A recipient of a Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize in non-fiction, and a Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, she has also been awarded fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Minneapolis-based Creative Community Leadership Institute (formerly the Institute for Community and Creative Development).


photo credit: Ayanna Muata


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Thirteen Ways to Look at a Poem

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In this highly generative workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms. We will generate new poems inspired from diverse poetic styles and each day explore a specific element of craft through readings and writing exercises. This class aims to be a resource and source of community for beginning and advanced writers alike. While we won’t be formally workshopping material, we will share our drafts in class and make time to explore revision. Students will leave with new and revised material, improved skills of weaving research into their creative work and a self-defined sense of direction of how to move forward with works-in-progress.

In this workshop, we will generate new writing through exercises and assignments; provide feedback on writing you produce in our week.
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