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  • - Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer
    Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

    Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

    February 20, 2022

    February 20 – March 27, 2022 (Six Weeks – Asynchronous)

    Poet-TRY 11 with Stephanie Barbé Hammer

    Boot Camp for Writers: Tell Me a Story

    Cost: $150

    On Wet Ink, with optional office hours on Zoom; to register:

    Poems have been used for millennia to tell a story: through myth, adventure, love story/scene, personal memory, letter of complaint, dramatic monologue, and everything in between. In Poet-TRY 11, participants will experiment with using poems – formal, informal, and prose – to hint at a narrative or maybe even unfold a tale in a series of poems. Memoirs in poems exist as they do novels. Let’s see what happens when narrative meets lyric!

    This workshop is asynchronous. Students are asked to keep up with the weekly assignments and post them during the week.

    Wet Ink is an online platform that creates an immersive learning experience around written work from participants, using Wet Ink classrooms and communities. For more on Wet Ink, please visit:

    Stephanie Barbé Hammer is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee with work in the Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, Hayden's Ferry, Isthmus, the Gold Man Review, and the Chiron Review among others. She is the author of a magical realist novel (The Puppet Turners of Narrow Interior), a prose poem chapbook (Sex with Buildings), a full-length poetry collection (How Formal?), and a how-to-write-magical-realism craft book (Delicious Strangeness). Stephanie was born in Manhattan and lived until recently in Southern California. She now wanders the woods of rural Washington State looking for a taco truck, a dry cleaner, and someone to talk to. A YA-adjacent novel, Pretend Plumber, is forthcoming from Inlandia Books. Her poetry collection, City Slicker, is forthcoming from Bamboo Dart Press. She is managing editor of SHARK REEF literary magazine.