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Sunday Workshop: Registration Due

September 8, 2023 @ 11:59 pm


In conjunction with Brian Teare & Dana Levin – Night of Poetry & Discussion, Saint Louis Poetry Center is thrilled to welcome Brian Teare for a Sunday Workshop Special Event!

This special two-hour workshop will be a generative workshop.


The workshop will be held in-person at High Low, with virtual attendance options available to those who need it. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending Sunday Workshop in-person.


Please note: these workshops are limited to 10 participants each. Registration is required, and is first-come, first-served.

  • Registration is due by Friday, September 8
  • This is a generative workshop in which participants will draft their own poems
  • No poem submissions will be accepted for this special event
  • Poets will not review manuscripts or provide feedback ahead of time
  • Those registering are expected to attend the workshop

To register, email:
[email protected]


Ekphrasis Workshop

This ekphrasis-based generative workshop will focus on producing new poetic language and forms through conversation with another art. It will begin with a brief introduction to ekphrastic poetry, after which participants will work from a self-chosen inspiring image, song or piece of music, film, or other art form. Together participants will explore the ways that language expands upon what’s possible in the visual or aural field. At the end of the workshop, Teare will offer some techniques from visual art to open up drafts-in-progress and re-energize poets’ relationship to revision by re-seeing it as an active, liberating process with many possibilities. 

Note: aside from a writing implement and notebook, participants should bring a visual image, video, piece of music (or other art form) to which you feel especially connected. Please bring a phone or laptop and earphones if you need to watch or listen to something while you write.


A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, BRIAN TEARE is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, including Doomstead Days, winner of the Four Quartets Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent publications are a pair of book-length ekphrastic projects exploring queer abstraction, chronic illness, and collage: the 2022 Nightboat reissue of The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven, and the fall 2023 publication of Poem Bitten by a Man. An Associate Professor of Poetry at the University of Virginia, Brian lives in Charlottesville, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.