Sat, Apr 10|
Wordinary Magic: An Online Workshope with Chad Abushanab
Time & Location
Apr 10, 2021, 10:00 AM
About the Event
Reading a good poem can feel like watching a magic trick. “How did they do that?” we wonder. In this seminar/workshop, we’ll take cues from the masters of illusion as we note the parallels between poetry and stage magic. From transforming the everyday into the extraordinary, to learning the importance of always putting oneself in the place of the audience, we’ll discuss methods to elevate our poems into performances that leave our readers smiling, surprised, and eager for more.
Chad Abushanab is the author of The Last Visit, which won Donald Justice Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Best New Poets, Poetry Daily, Birmingham Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Ecotone, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, The Hopkins Review, and 32 Poems, among others. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.