Poet and teacher Laura Wetherington gave a special online master class for us on 21 February 2021. You can listen to a recording of the first hour of the class below, or it is also available as a podcast from the services listed and from our own feed.
The class focussed on craft in Laura’s latest poetry collection Parallel Resting Places, which won the 2020 New Measure Prize. Her debut collection, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have been featured by Poem-A-Day, the Colorado Review, and The Normal School, among many others. Laura is a feature writer for the University of Arizona Poetry Center, a reviewer at Full Stop, and the poetry editor at Baobab Press and she teaches in Sierra Nevada University’s low-residency MFA program and with the Collective.
The class was moderated by fellow poet Wende Crow, who also teaches with the Collective. Some of the topics covered included writing from a source text, using fake translations, the power of epistolary poems and confessionals, why “failed poems” are an important part of the process and much more.
Parallel Resting Places was published by Parlor Press in 2021. You can get your copy direct from the publisher in paperback or PDF (the PDF is only $10 and is available for download immediately) or in paperback via the Book Depository, Bookshop (UK), Amazon (US), or Bol (NL)
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