Visual Poetry

with Kristina Marie Darling

Course Description

Every writer has a repertoire of forms in which they are comfortable writing, and this workshop focuses on expanding that repertoire.

With the guidance of writer, teacher, editor, critic, and publisher Kristina Marie Darling, we examine types of poetry that are seldom taught in creative writing classes, from erasure and collage to visual poetry and video poems. Together we consider the ways that poetry overlaps and intersects with other literary genres, as well as its rich and varied relationship to the visual arts.

Kristina’s dynamic group sessions include writing prompts, in-class exercises, and detailed discussions of each participant’s writing. We also examine work by contemporary poets, including Kylie Q. Gellatly, Sarah J. Sloat, Lisa Huffaker, Yedda Morrison, and Ronald Johnson; these brief readings and sample poems are provided in class.

Now is the perfect time to bring calm and creativity into your world through the pursuit of poetry. Join Kristina for an enriching opportunity to experiment, learn new ways to approach writing, and see yourself as part of a community of innovative working poets.

Additional Information


This program is open to writers at all levels.


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Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of 34 books, including Dark Horse and In the Room of Persistent Sorry. She currently serves as editor-in-chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Review of Books, a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly, a staff blogger at The Kenyon Review, and a freelance book critic at The New York Times Book Review. Kristina has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry at Yaddo. In 2019, she was named to the U.S. Fulbright Commission’s roster of Senior Specialists.

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