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Open Workshop: ‘Mosaics from the Broken Mirror – Writing and Revising the Ghazal’

The ghazal makes unique rhetorical demands on the Western writer. In our latest Open Workshop, Jason Schneiderman will be getting you to think through your ghazals and to explore the multiple ways to revise these modular poems.

Do you enjoy finding a hand-crafted wooden puzzle in your Christmas stocking more than a satsuma? Prefer origami to sports? Then this may be the poetic challenge for you. Prepare to get crafty with your verse with this most elegant and versatile of forms.


Title: ‘Mosaics from the Broken Mirror – Writing and Revising the Ghazal’

OPEN WORKSHOP STARTS – Monday 8 December 2014

POEM SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Monday 15 December 2014

LIVE CHAT – Thursday 18 December 2014, 7-9pm GMT

To book your place, please email [email protected]

Note: places are given on a first-come first-served basis, but priority may be given to first-time students.


Jason Schneiderman is the author of Sublimation Point, a Stahlecker Selection from Four Way Books, and Striking Surface, winner of the 2009 Richard Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. He is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American PoetryPoetry London, Grand StreetThe Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House.  He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America.  Schneiderman holds an MFA from NYU, and a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and lives in Brooklyn. Jason is the Poetry School’s 5th Digital Poet in Residence, in tandem with Kathryn Maris (DPIR #6)

Open Workshops runs a free writing workshop every month, open to all CAMPUS members, ranging from practical exercises, technical masterclasses, to new and experimental approaches to making poetry.

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Image Credits:

Image: ‘A mirrored glass sphere dropped off my workshop table and onto the concrete floor’

Image credit: Jared Tarbell