This workshop is designed for students who want to deepen their poetic practice. There is no prerequisite for this course other than a desire to work on your poetic potential to create a sequence, long poem or other form of extended writing using poetic language. By “poetic” I mean a kind of wild force that acts on and in language to upend fixed ideas and categories. You don’t have to be a poet to take this course. It is open to writers and artists interested in working with the force of the poetic to amplify the sound, rhythm, arrangement and structure of your writing. In the language lab, we will experiment with different ways to: write poetically and generate new work, revise, and articulate our poetics, our ways of making. Weekly assignments will include: reading contemporary collections of poetry and essays on poetics, writing, peer review, and participation in class discussion.