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The Art of the Unsaid: Exploring Poetic Economy – with Christopher Salerno

  • 04 Apr 2024
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom

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In this workshop we will explore the power of economy in poetry, focusing on how careful selection of words, strategic use of space, and the implications of what is left unsaid enhance the depth and impact of a poem. We will consider some basic principles and a few inspiring models before turning to our own work for close reading and revision. Please bring work in progress or work you hope to revise.

CHRISTOPHER SALERNO is the author of five books of poetry. His new book, “The Man Grave,” won the Lexi Rudnitsky Award from Persea Books and is available now. Previous books include “Sun & Urn” (UGA Poetry Prize),“ATM”(Georgetown Poetry Prize),“Minimum Heroic” (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize), and “Whirligig.” A trade book, “How to Write Poetry: A Guided Journal,” was published by Calisto Media in 2020. His poetry has received the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, The Founders Prize from RHINO Magazine, the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Award, the Laurel Review Chapbook Prize, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship. His poems have appeared in New York Times Magazine, New Republic, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Jubilat, and elsewhere. He teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey where he serves as Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. Visit him here.

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