Laura Sims to Teach Poetry Workshop at Poets House
According to the course description, the course will explore poets’ individual and unique obsessions. Its aim will be to successfully translate “that passionate interest onto the page.” Readings will include Maggie Nelson’s Bluets, Sawako Nakayasu’s The Ants, Takashi Hiraide’s For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut and Harryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary.
It is Sims’s hope that students will produce a “series of connected poems” in a “variety of forms.” Students will also investigate the roles of “lineation, perspective, and voice” in writing through their obsessions.
Read more about Sims’s workshop at Poets House here.