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“LET US GET BETTER AT NOT KNOWING WHAT WE’RE DOING.” – Dean Young, The Art of Recklessness

And let’s get better at it together! These exercises are designed to bring forth a lot of pre-genre raw material for you to work with later at your leisure. We’ll alternate between writing from prompts provided by the instructor and writing in response (direct or indirect/idiosyncratic) to each other’s writing shared during the workshop. The exercises will be varied for a wide range of writing interests/styles.

About the Author

Claire Bateman’s books include Wonders of the Invisible World (forthcoming from 42 Miles Press, 2023), Scape (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2016), Locals (Serving House Books, 2012), Coronology and Other Poems (Etruscan, 2010), Coronology (chapbook, Serving House Books, 2009), Leap (New Issues, 2005), Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), Friction (Eighth Mountain, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), and The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan, 1991). She has received the New Millennium Poetry Prize as well as grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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