In this generative workshop, we’ll explore ways to create lyric prose and verse that is rooted in scientific discovery—from botany to biology, from the micro to the macro, from the life within to the life without. Brian will provide a packet of prose and poetry that includes examples of approaches from writers like Brian Doyle, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, J. Drew Lanham, Barry Lopez, Nickole Brown, and more. Please bring your preferred writing tools (notebook and pen, laptop, etc.) and your own inexhaustible curiosity.
Brian Turner has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, and two collections of poetry, Here, Bullet and Phantom Noise, with The Wild Delight of Wild Things, The Goodbye World Poem, and The Dead Peasant’s Handbook due out from Alice James Books in Fall, 2023. He’s the editor of The Kiss and co-edited The Strangest of Theatres. He lives in Florida with his dog, Dene, the world’s sweetest golden retriever.