The International
Women's Writing Guild

Whose Line is it Anyway? (Poetry Craft Workshop) with Antoinette Brim-Bell

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
  • Thursday, November 05, 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 AM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 05, 2020, 7:00 AM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Digital Village
  • 3


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4-Week Series

Whose Line is it Anyway? (Poetry Craft Workshop) with Antoinette Brim-Bell

Poet and critic James Longenbach characterizes the line as, “what distinguishes our experience of poetry as poetry.”  This workshop will rediscover the poetic line.  Participants will examine lines from poems by noted poets and determine how they function. 

Additionally, participants will explore lines that begin and end poems and how lines scaffold sound and meaning for poetic forms that rely on repeating lines. Each of the four 90-minute live (Zoom) webinars will include generative prompts based on that week’s discussion topic. In this webinar, all participants will be participate by audio/video on Zoom in an interactive small group experience.

Antoinette Brim-Bell, author of These Women You Gave Me (Indolent Books), Icarus in Love (The Main Street Rag), and Psalm of the Sunflower (Aquarius Press/Willow Books), is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir, and critical work has appeared in various journals and magazines, as well as, in anthologies including Villanelles, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Critical Insights: Alice Walker, 44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States, Not A Muse, Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta, and The Whiskey of Our Discontent: an anthology of essays commemorating Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks.