Discovering the Prose Poem
In this two-day workshop with Roger Aplon, we’ll explore the potential of the Prose Poem form as a meaningful addition to the writer’s toolbox. Our first session will serve as an introduction: we’ll discuss examples of the prose poem—some poems will be finished pieces & other will show how some poets switched from lined verse to the prose poems format & possibly why. Participants will have an opportunity to create some prose poems of their own. The following week at our second session, you’ll be asked to bring copies of prose poems you have written. Please be prepared for a read and critique segment wherein you’ll be asked to read your work, discuss how you chose the form & why. This two-part workshop is an excellent opportunity for writers of prose to discover how their work can be transformed into a poetic form.