Prose Poems: One Foot in Prose, the Other in Poetry

Saturday, June 1, 2019 • 9:00am – 4:00pm

Although the term may appear contradictory, the prose poem is a form that’s been around for a long time and is currently enjoying renewed popularity. In the first issue of The Prose Poem: An International Journal, editor Peter Johnson explained, “… the prose poem plants one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels.”

This specialized workshop will offer you a day to relax, write, and share the art of prose poetry in a comfortable and nonjudgmental atmosphere.

Gather with like-minded creative writers in a beautiful space set in the woods of Bernardsville, New Jersey to:

  • Read, learn about, and write prose poems.
  • Participate in instructive and generative workshop sessions, as well as in personal writing time that includes lovely and peaceful natural settings.
  • Learn how prose poetry is neither primarily poetry nor prose but essentially a hybrid or fusion of the two, and an exciting genre of its own.
  • Discover how prose poems bring people together through mutual experiences (the details of our individual stories may be different, but the poems we write speak to our shared human condition).

Fee for full day, various handouts, and nutritious lunch is $125.00.

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Adele Kenny

Adele Kenny

Award-winning poet, NJSC Poetry Fellowships Recipient
Kean U. Distinguished Alumni Award, Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award
Former Creative Writing Professor, Author of 24 books
Tiferet Journal, Poetry Editor (2006-present)
Carriage House Poetry Series, Founding Director (1998-present)