Workshop: Poetry Sequences with Roy G. Guzmán

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

Registration is available through our partner The Shipman Agency. Please note that all class times are in Eastern Standard Time, not Arizona Time. 

3 Sessions: Saturday, October 10, 17, + 24
2:00-4:00PM EST
Roy G. Guzmán

Whether poets decide to give multiple poems the same title or write multiple poems that operate from a singular voice, poetry sequences are rich in interlocution, intertextuality, and surprising juxtapositions. In the spirit of poetry sequences in Terrance Hayes's sonnets, Hieu Minh Nguyen's white boy time machines, Kaveh Akbar's portraits, and Roy's Queerodactyls, this 3-session workshop will focus on generating work that creates on the page its own web, centripetal force, cosmology, and logic. Through selected readings, prompts, and revision exercises, participants will discover new ways to connect, write in the spirit of, and unfold sequences that embody more than one texture, form, and meaning (10 students).

Five page work sample required. Please send to by Oct 1.

Roy G. Guzmán is author of the celebrated debut poetry collection Catrachos (Graywolf Press, 2020), described as “blistering” by Publisher’s Weekly. They are the recipient of a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative grant and the 2016 Gesell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Their work has been included in the Best New Poets 2017 anthology, guest-edited by Natalie Diaz, and Best of the Net 2017, guest-edited by Eduardo C. Corral.