The Prose Poem
with Kristina Marie Darling
Date: Sunday March 19
Venue: Jura Building, Webster University
This workshop will focus exclusively on the prose poem, meaning prose that draws from the extensive tradition, formal repertoire and literary devices that readers associate with poetry. We will discuss individual poems by workshop participants, as well as strategies for structuring longer literary works that incorporate prose poems, considering ways of using prose poetry to compliment (and complicate) other works within the sequence, chapbook, or book manuscript.
Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-nine books. An expert consultant with the U.S. Fulbright Commission, Dr. Darling’s work has been recognized with awards from Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, the Andorran Ministry of Culture, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund, the Heinz Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the Whiting Foundation. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly and teaches at the American University of Rome. Born and raised in the American Midwest, Dr. Darling now divides her time between the United States, Greece, and the Amalfi Coast.