Our Monthly Program will be held Tuesday, April 12th at 7 PM via Zoom. Our Programs are free and open to the public.
Wendy Dinwiddie, our April speaker, will host a craft talk on “What is Prose Poetry?” In the April meeting of the CWG, we’ll take a look into the kaleidoscopic world of prose poems and examine the many facets of their construction. We’ll discuss questions like: what is the difference between prose poetry and flash poetry? Where did prose poetry originate? Where is it going? What journals accept prose poems? We’ll also look at how other poets have employed devices like the line break, alliteration, and rhythm and meter in their work. Attendees will walk away with, if not a complete definition of the liminal space that prose poetry occupies, at least a better understanding of how they can start constructing prose poems of their own.
Wendy Dinwiddie is an Appalachian writer, editor, and educator. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Mississippi Review, Bat City Review, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alabama, where she served as the managing editor of the Black Warrior Review. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa, AL with three unhappy houseplants and an anxious dog named Birdie. She teaches literature and creative writing at UA. You can find out more about her at WendyDinwiddie.com.