The Poetry Project


Sentences Are Not Emotional – Workshop with Jameson Fitzpatrick and Diana Hamilton

This workshop is for reading and writing poems that are made up of sentences. A rather cold unit of measure—Stein writes that “sentences are not emotional but paragraphs are”—the sentence, like a poem, is a category that makes room for a lot of other units, too. “What’s my ‘unit’?” we might ask ourselves, or what work does this poem do with syntax? We will read, perhaps, Anna Akhmatova, Audre Lorde, Wendy Trevino, Juliana Spahr, Emily Dickinson, Mary Ruefle, Sylvia Plath, Alice Notley, Rindon Johnson, and Tommy Pico, among others.

This workshop is now full. Email Laura at to be added to the waitlist.