RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Erin Adair-Hodges, 1-28-18

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WORKSHOP YOUR POETRY WITH POET Erin Adair-Hodges
Evanston Public Library
ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
Church & Orrington

November 26, 1:30-4:30pm

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Erin Adair-Hodges is the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize winner for Let’s All Die Happy, released as part of the Pitt Poetry Series in fall 2017. A Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholar in Poetry, Sewanee-Claudia Emerson scholar, and winner of the 2014 Loraine Williams Prize from The Georgia Review, her work can be seen in journals such Kenyon Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner and more. She is a visiting professor of creative writing at the University of Toledo and co-curates the Bad Mouth Reading Series in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Topic: Get Weird. As students and workers, we're praised for when we get it "right," for when we perform as expected. But doing the expected is anathema to successful, memorable poetry, so how do we break past the lessons we've been inculcated with? What does "weirdness" mean, and how can it allow us to find our unique voices? We'll look at work that gives in to the unexpected as a way to achieve something true and ask how our own work can do this as well.