In this intensive course, students will explore several nuanced approaches to this ancient alphabetical form of poetry. By combining current events and difficult subject matter with a rigid adherence to the alphabet as our organizing principle, we’ll discover new ways of accessing subtext in our drafts and develop a plan for further development once our course is over.
Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, most recently, Last Seen (University of Wisconsin Press), and a novel, In the Arms of One Who Loves Me (Ballantine Books). An Associate Professor at Adelphi University, where she teaches in the MFA program, she has received fellowships from Yaddo Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others. She serves as the President of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., and lives in Brooklyn, New York.