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Marin Poetry Center


Nov 30 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



The Marin Poetry Center’s Member Appreciation Workshop: Docupoetry & Experimental Poetics with Dr. Taylor Byas

Thursday, November 30th, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Zoom

This Zoom class considers how we might combine historical research with our own personal poetic expressions and experimentations. During this 1 1/2 hour course, we will discuss what docupoetry entails, look at some examples, and discuss their conventions and how they incorporate outside texts, then will end in a generative writing exercise in which students will use their own "source texts" to create two poem drafts.

*Students should come to this class with a photograph that is connected to them and has some personal significance to them. They will not have to share these photos with anyone.

This MPC Member Appreciation Workshop is free for all paid members.

Not an active member? No problem!

Go here to register for the course. Your $50 registration fee includes one year of membership to the Marin Poetry Center!

We are honored and thrilled to introduce you to our class instructor:

Dr. Taylor Byas, Ph.D is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is an Assistant Features Editor for The Rumpus, an Acquisitions Poetry Editor for Variant Literature, a member of the Beloit Poetry Journal Editorial Board, and a 2023-24 National Book Critics Emerging Fellow. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contest, and the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Bloodwarm from Variant Lit, a second chapbook, Shutter, from Madhouse Press, her debut full-length, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times from Soft Skull Press, which won the 2023 Maya Angelou Book Award and is shortlisted for the 2023 Chicago Review of Books Award in Poetry, and her second full-length Resting Bitch Face, forthcoming in 2025. She is also a co-editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol X: Alabama, forthcoming from Texas Review Press, and Poemhood: Our Black Revival, a YA anthology forthcoming from HarperCollins.

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