This class is designed for those who are interested in exploring how we can tell our personal stories through poetry and memoir. Join Jennifer Clark to learn about the similarities between these two forms, and how we can use them to capture those special moments that have shaped our lives. Whether you are a seasoned writer or a rough beginner, this workshop will set you on the road to telling your own stories. Throughout, Jennifer will help us to discover how poetry serves as a unique vehicle for accessing the truth of who we are.
Jennifer Clark is vice president of the Poetry Society of Michigan. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections: A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven, Necessary Clearings, and Johnny Appleseed: The Slice and Times of John Chapman. She is also the co-editor of the anthology Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors. Her newest collection Kissing the World Goodbye (slated for a March 2022 release by Unsolicited Press) ventures into the world of memoir, braiding family tales with recipes. Jennifer lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.