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Fun(ny) Poems! with Tyler Gillespie

$65.00 · July 10

In this generative workshop, we’ll focus on “fun” as part of a work’s emotional range. We’ll read fu(ny) poems, discuss their use of humor, and think about ways to incorporate more playfulness into our poetry.

Start Date

July 10

Day(s) of the Week

Wednesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

People often associate poetry with serious subjects like loss, grief, and heartache. We love a sad poem, of course, but the use of humor can be a powerful device. Levity often leads to unexpected moments, surprising revelations, and memorable images. Fun is something to be taken seriously.

In this generative workshop, we’ll focus on “fun” as part of a work’s emotional range. We’ll read fu(ny) poems, discuss their use of humor, and think about ways to incorporate more playfulness into our poetry. We’ll end the workshop with two “fun poem” writing prompts and a conversation about the work we produce in the sessions.

About Tyler Gillepsie

Tyler Gillespie the author of the poetry collections Florida Man: Poems, Revisited (Burrow Press) and the nature machine! (Autofocus) as well as the nonfiction collection The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State (University Press of Florida). His poems appear in numerous anthologies while his humor writing can be found in the New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny

"Tyler Gillespie is a smart and hilarious poet. His poems know what it's like to have fun, and are as entertaining when they're goofing around with Britney Spears as with Ferdinand de Saussure. Whether he's riffing on Sex and the City and/or discussing Karl Marx.” – Kathleen Rooney, author of Where Are the Snows