Beyond the Writers Workshop

Teachers and writers everywhere are facing the limits imposed by the prevailing models of teaching: community or MFA “workshops” or, at the high-school level, “peer review.” In Beyond the Writers' Workshop Carol Bly presents an ...

Author: Carol Bly

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307778208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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An innovative new approach to teaching and writing creative nonfiction from veteran teacher and critically acclaimed author Carol Bly. Teachers and writers everywhere are facing the limits imposed by the prevailing models of teaching: community or MFA “workshops” or, at the high-school level, “peer review.” In Beyond the Writers' Workshop Carol Bly presents an alternative. She believes that workshopping’s tendency to engage in wry scorn and pay exaggerated attention to technical details, causes apprentice writers, consciously or unconsciously, to modify their most passionate work. Inspired by a philosophy of individuality and moral rigor, Bly combines ideas and techniques from social work, psychotherapy, and neuroscience with the traditional teaching of fresh metaphor, salient dialogue, lively pace, and analysis of other literary work in her pioneering new approach. She also includes exercises and examples in an extensive practical appendix.

Beyond the Writers Workshop

Also by CAROL BLY Backbone Changing the Bully Who Rules the World Letters from the Country My Lord Bag of Rice : New and Selected Stories The Passionate , Accurate Story The Tomcat's Wife and Other Stories Beyond the Writers ' Workshop ...

Author: Carol Bly

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: UCSC:32106011427751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Introduces a new approach to the writing of creative nonfiction that integrates principles and techniques from social work, psychotherapy, and neuroscience with traditional teaching to develop a new style of nonfiction writing.

Hold Outs

If moguls of the multiplexes were puzzled by the renitent, zigzag prosody of community emerging in Southern California, the poets at Beyond Baroque's workshop, as well as workshops spinning off from it, also took pride in not being ...

Author: Bill Mohr

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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This book examines the evolution of contemporary American poetry in Los Angeles, California.

Beyond the Canon

This volume contains the papers of the 'Seventh Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Beyond the Canon' (Groningen 2004).

Author: Annette Harder

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042918136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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This volume contains the papers of the 'Seventh Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry: Beyond the Canon' (Groningen 2004). During the workshop a first draft of each of the papers was commented on by an international group of specialists in the field of Hellenistic poetry. A number of previous workshops was devoted largely to the major Hellenistic poets. This recent workshop explores what the poets 'beyond the canon' of Callimachus, Theocritus and Apollonius Rhodius had to offer and it discussed questions of canonicity in Hellenistic poetry on a more general level. The papers in the present volume deal with a large range of authors and genres: Herondas, Lycophron, Euphorion, Hermesianax, Cercidas, Crates of Thebes and Alexander Aetolus, and the didactic poetry of Aratus, Nicander and Ps.-Scymnus, the later bucolic poems of Moschus and Bion and the pattern poems of Simias. At the same time special attention is given to the hexameter in inscribed Hellenistic epigram, which is compared to that of poets in the environment of the Museum of Alexandria. This volume is part of a series. Every two years a 'Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry' takes place at the University of Groningen, the papers of which are published in 'Hellenistica Groningana'.

Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India 1780 1913

Dunn treated Indian poets sepa- rately from British ones, also assembling a useful collection (though biased ... in a genealogical continuum from his verse to the modernist experiments of the Calcutta Writers' Workshop and beyond.

Author: Mary Ellis Gibson

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821443576

Category: History

Page: 360

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Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780–1913: A Critical Anthology makes accessible for the first time the entire range of poems written in English on the subcontinent from their beginnings in 1780 to the watershed moment in 1913 when Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature.Mary Ellis Gibson establishes accurate texts for such well-known poets as Toru Dutt and the early nineteenth-century poet Kasiprasad Ghosh. The anthology brings together poets who were in fact colleagues, competitors, and influences on each other. The historical scope of the anthology, beginning with the famous Orientalist Sir William Jones and the anonymous “Anna Maria” and ending with Indian poets publishing in fin-de-siècle London, will enable teachers and students to understand what brought Kipling early fame and why at the same time Tagore’s Gitanjali became a global phenomenon. Anglophone Poetry in Colonial India, 1780–1913 puts all parties to the poetic conversation back together and makes their work accessible to American audiences.With accurate and reliable texts, detailed notes on vocabulary, historical and cultural references, and biographical introductions to more than thirty poets, this collection significantly reshapes the understanding of English language literary culture in India. It allows scholars to experience the diversity of poetic forms created in this period and to understand the complex religious, cultural, political, and gendered divides that shaped them.

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

Founded in 1968 in Venice, California, as an avantgarde literary magazine,Beyond Baroquedeveloped into an arts center that has become best known forits poetry readings and workshops. George Drury Smith, its founder, was a high school ...


Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140667


Page: 560

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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

Contemporary Indian English Poetry

Calcutta : Writers Workshop , 1968 . Lost Love . Calcutta : Writers Workshop , 1970 . Beyond the Slaughterhouse . Calcutta : Dialogue Publications , 1972 . de Souza , Eunice , Fix . Bombay : Newground , 1979 . Women in Dutch Painting .

Author: Kanwar Dinesh Singh

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126908890

Category: Indian women poets

Page: 208

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The Present Book Is A Detailed Exposition Of The Multiple Dimensions Of Creativity In Men And Women Vis-À-Vis The Difference Of Sexuality And Gender As Mirrored In Their Texts. This Innovative And Perceptive Study Confronts The Essentialist Biodeterministic Standpoint That Men And Women Are Out And Out Different, Dissimilar And Divergent. By Discussing The Texts Of The Post-Independence Men And Women Poets Of India And Drawing Comparisons Between Them, It Asserts That, Despite Certain Biological Differences, Men And Women Are Similar In Many Ways. By Employing Theoretical Approaches Based On Psychoanalysis, Linguistics, Poetics, Reader-Responses And Cultural And Gender Studies, The Book Expounds That Gender Or Sexuality Can Make Some Difference To The Aesthetic But It Cannot Solely Determine The Content. The Social, Cultural And Political Milieu Of The Day Plays A Crucial Role In Deciding The Content And Object Of Writing, Besides Conditioning The Psyche And Thought Process Of The Author, More Than Gender Or Sexual Difference Does. This Study Provides New Insights Into The Varied Aspects Of Man-Woman Relationship, The Nitty-Gritty Of Different Family Relations, The Milieu, Human Correlation With Nature, And Metaphysical Questionings Of Life, Death, God And Human Existence, Besides Analyzing The Influence Of Gender And Sexual Difference On Poetic Craft, Particularly On Language, Style And Technique.It Analyses The Poems Of Over Twelve Major Indian Men And Women Poets And Compares Them In Terms Of Diverse Themes, Diction And Idiom, And With Particular Focus On The Workings Of Gender And Sexual Difference. The Major Poets Discussed Are Nissim Ezekiel, A.K. Ramanujan, Keki N. Daruwalla, Shiv K. Kumar And Jayanta Mahapatra Among Men And Monika Varma, Kamala Das, Gauri Deshpande, Sunita Jain, Suniti Namjoshi, Mamta Kalia And Eunice De Souza Among Women.Since These Authors Are Prescribed In The English Syllabi In The Universities Of India, This Study Will Be Extremely Useful To The Students And Teachers. The General Readers Who Are Interested In Indian Literature In English Will Find It Interesting And Informative.

The Poets Writers Guide to Publicity and Promotion

Website: www.beyond ... Winner to 1,500 words, and b&w artwork by ex- perienced writers and artists. ... CONFERENCES NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP offers NonFiction Pitch Conferences in February and October and Perfect Pitch ...

Author: Poets & Writers

Publisher: Poets & Writers Inc




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Beyond Genius

BEYOND GENIUS travels through history to determine the 12 essential traits that define a Renaissance Man, then applies those attributes to determine some of the Renaissance Men of today. ... of the Big Sur Writers Workshop. www.

Author: Scott Griffiths

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481702942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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What do Richard Branson, Quincy Jones, Yvon Chouinard, David E. Stewart, Elon Musk, Frank Nuovo, John Paul DeJoria and Steve Jobs have in common with Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Sir Isaac Newton? They all share the 12 Essential Traits of the Renaissance Man. BEYOND GENIUS travels through history to determine the 12 essential traits that define a Renaissance Man, then applies those attributes to determine some of the Renaissance Men of today. We tell their stories of determination and perseverance, their expertise in a variety of fields, their insatiable curiosity, the infusion of their wisdom and creativity into our culture. We explore the making of a Renaissance Man and the deep connection these men have to advancements in the sciences, the arts and our way of being. Scott Griffiths & Eric Elfman, and their team, have put more than 1,000 hours of research into studying the history of the Renaissance Man, identifying common attributes that are constant throughout time, and identifying a select group today's most successful Renaissance Men. By understanding these traits, identifying and developing them, the innerRenaissance Man can be unleashed in more men for the betterment of the world.

Teaching Creative Writing

Workshop: Beyond. Craft. Gary. Hawkins. Poetry must be irrational. —Wallace Stevens When I consider the education of the poet, two differing scenes come to mind. The first affirms the unschooled genius of the poet: Keats and Leigh Hunt ...

Author: H. Beck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284464

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Teaching Creative Writing includes lively contributions from two dozen leading practitioners in the field. Topics addressed include history of Creative Writing, workshops, undergraduate, postgraduate, reflective activities, assessment, critical theory, and information technology.


While such airplane reading rarely has the appearance or function of being edifying, these books nevertheless hint at the possibilities for reading beyond the college seminar room, beyond the cozy recesses of home. In 1812 the poet ...

Author: Christopher Schaberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501325717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover “the nature of flight.” For Schaberg this means hearing planes in the sky, recognizing airline symbols in unlikely places, and navigating the various zones of transit from sliding doors, to jet bridge, to lavatory. It is an ongoing, swarming ecosystem that unfolds each day as we fly, get stranded, and arrive at our destinations. Airportness turns out to be more than just architecture and design elements-rather, it is all the rumble and buzz of flight, the tedium of travel as well as the feelings of uplift.

The Muse is Music

the foyer” of the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, Italy, with the words “Cave Canem” upon it; ... version of atelier facilitates an intergenerational “writers network of connections and support that last well beyond the workshop ...

Author: Meta DuEwa Jones

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252036217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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This wide-ranging, ambitiously interdisciplinary study traces jazz's influence on African American poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary spoken word poetry. Examining established poets such as Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and Nathaniel Mackey as well as a generation of up-and-coming contemporary writers and performers, Meta DuEwa Jones highlights the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality within the jazz tradition and its representation in poetry. Applying prosodic analysis to emphasize the musicality of African American poetic performance, she examines the gendered meanings evident in collaborative performances and in the criticism, images, and sounds circulating within jazz cultures. Jones also considers poets who participated in contemporary venues for black writing such as the Dark Room Collective and the Cave Canem Foundation, including Harryette Mullen, Elizabeth Alexander, and Carl Phillips. Incorporating a finely honed discussion of the Black Arts Movement, the poetry-jazz fusion of the late 1950s, and slam and spoken word performance milieus such as Def Poetry Jam, she focuses on jazz and hip hop-influenced performance artists including Tracie Morris, Saul Williams, and Jessica Care Moore. Through attention to cadence, rhythm, and structure, The Muse is Music fills a gap in literary scholarship by attending to issues of gender in jazz and poetry and by analyzing recordings of poets both with and without musical accompaniment. Applying the methodology of textual close reading to a critical "close listening" of American poetry's resonant soundscape, Jones's analyses include exploring the formal innovation and queer performance of Langston Hughes's recorded collaboration with jazz musicians, delineating the relationship between punctuation and performance in the post-soul John Coltrane poem, and closely examining jazz improvisation and hip-hop stylization. An elaborate articulation of the connections between jazz, poetry and spoken word, and gender, The Muse Is Music offers valuable criticism of specific texts and performances and a convincing argument about the shape of jazz and African-American poetic performance in the contemporary era.

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles

like Gregory Peck and Budd Schulberg in the development of the Watts Writers Workshop and the Inner City Cultural Center, which published ... Beyond Baroque and the Venice Renaissance, 1968—1985 Venice did not remain dormant for long.

Author: Kevin R. McNamara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521514705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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Diverse, vibrant, and challenging as the city itself, this Companion is the definitive guide to LA in literature.


Beyond Baroque provided the poets in the region with the opportunity to have a poem critiqued on Wednesday night, ... inclusive and supportive of its members, if perhaps not terribly critical of the poetry presented at its workshops.

Author: Diarmuid Hester

Publisher: New American Canon

ISBN: 9781609386917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this, the first book-length study of Cooper's life and work, Diarmuid Hester shows that such comparisons hardly scratch the surface. A lively retrospective appraisal of Cooper's fifty-year career, Wrong tracks the emergence of Cooper's singular style alongside his participation in a number of American subcultural movements like New York School poetry, punk rock, and radical queercore music and zines.

The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing

However , Aristotle's work goes further , for it has a moral aim , and creative writing teaching inherits this aim to some extent . For example , Carol Bly's Beyond the Writers ' Workshop ( 2001 ) went as far as to include an ' Ethics ...

Author: David Morley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521547547

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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The Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer

Students can also expect to focus more on literary theory and research in a PhD program, though the workshop is ... a PhD student can reasonably expect to qualify for teaching jobs beyond the adjunct positions pursued by many MFA grads.

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982123086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers. For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development, from writing prompts and tips on technique to informative interviews with published authors, literary agents, and editors. But never before has Poets & Writers marshaled its fifty years’ worth of knowledge to create an authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career—until now. Here is the writing bible for authors of all genres and forms, covering topics such as how to: -Harness your imagination and jump-start your creativity -Develop your work from initial idea to final draft -Find a supportive and inspiring writing community to sustain your career -Find the best MFA program for you -Publish your work in literary magazines and develop a platform -Research writing contests and other opportunities to support your writing life -Decide between traditional publishing and self-publishing -Find the right literary agent -Anticipate what agents look for in queries and proposals -Work successfully with an editor and your publishing team -Market yourself and your work in a digital world -Approach financial planning and taxes as a writer -And much more Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life—it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer’s desk.

The Poets Writers Guide to MFA Programs

... workshops, and biennial alumni conferences with influential agents and editors, The Low-Residency MFA Program at Queens University of Charlotte offers unparalleled instruction and a community of writers that continues well beyond ...


Publisher: Poets & Writers Inc


Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 76

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This essential handbook, revised and updated for 2010, provides everything you need to know about deciding where and how to apply to the best graduate creative writing programs for you. -The top programs in the United States. -How to decide where to apply. -Advice on preparing your application. -A look at PhD programs in writing. -Tips on becoming a teaching assistant. -How to get the most out of your MFA experience. A collection of articles edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, this handy resource includes straightforward advice from professionals in the literary field, additional resources to help you choose the best programs to apply to, and an application tracker to keep you organized throughout the process.

Reconsidering Flannery O Connor

“People who were favored in the Writers' Workshop at that time were Southern Writers,” Eugene Brown, ... for O'Connor, extend beyond just the discipline of practice, attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop jumpstarted her literary career.

Author: Alison Arant

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496831835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Contributions by Lindsay Alexander, Alison Arant, Alicia Matheny Beeson, Eric Bennett, Gina Caison, Jordan Cofer, Doug Davis, Doreen Fowler, Marshall Bruce Gentry, Bruce Henderson, Monica C. Miller, William Murray, Carol Shloss, Alison Staudinger, and Rachel Watson The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded two Summer Institutes titled "Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor," which invited scholars to rethink approaches to Flannery O’Connor’s work. Drawing largely on research that started as part of the 2014 NEH Institute, this collection shares its title and its mission. Featuring fourteen new essays, Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor disrupts a few commonplace assumptions of O’Connor studies while also circling back to some old questions that are due for new attention. The volume opens with “New Methodologies,” which features theoretical approaches not typically associated with O’Connor’s fiction in order to gain new insights into her work. The second section, “New Contexts,” stretches expectations on literary genre, on popular archetypes in her stories, and on how we should interpret her work. The third section, lovingly called “Strange Bedfellows,” puts O’Connor in dialogue with overlooked or neglected conversation partners, while the final section, “O’Connor’s Legacy,” reconsiders her personal views on creative writing and her wishes regarding the handling of her estate upon death. With these final essays, the collection comes full circle, attesting to the hazards that come from overly relying on O’Connor’s interpretation of her own work but also from ignoring her views and desires. Through these reconsiderations, some of which draw on previously unpublished archival material, the collection attests to and promotes the vitality of scholarship on Flannery O’Connor.

Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture

of the time, such discussion was a flattering criticism of the work of the poet or fiction writer. ... Lourdes, mainly, assumed the role of companion when there were activities outside of the sanatorium (workshop meetings at Casas de ...

Author: Luis H. Castañeda

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443812788


Page: 395

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What are Hispanic alternative communities and how are they represented in literature, film, and popular music? This book studies the fictional representation of circles of artists and intellectuals, youth gangs, musical bands, packs of marginal urban dwellers, groups of immigrants, and other diverse associations that share the common trait of being small and subversive collectives, perhaps akin to secret societies plotting to take control of society. These groups usually exist within a larger and established community – typically, the nation-state – though maintaining with it complicated relations of rivalry, criticism, outright violence, and other forms of antagonism. Thus “alternative communities” represent the “other side” of official institutions, by constituting dystopias that condemn the status quo, or by building utopias that point to new social arrangements. In the Hispanic world – a broad, transatlantic space that includes Spain and Spanish America – alternative communities have existed since the 19th century, a time of nation-building for Spanish American countries, all the way to the 21st century, when hybrid, postnational, and cosmopolitan communities begin to appear. The seventeen chapters brought together in this volume, which constitutes the first systematic approach to Hispanic alternative communities, tackle this complex cultural phenomenon from diverse critical perspectives.