Our poetry track continues to grow with craft-oriented workshops and talks, focused as always on enriching the writing of beginning and committed poets alike. Diving into fundamentals, pushing imagery to convey emotion effectively, discussing form and meter, and fine tuning a poem, even line by line, are integral to the poetic dialogue. The works-in-progress on Friday evening fosters this playfully serious engagement. We are proud of the attention that our poetry readers pay to the manuscripts they receive.
Jonathan Fink is the author of two poetry collections: The Crossing (Dzanc, 2015) and Barbarossa: The German Invasion of the Soviet Union and the Siege of Leningrad (Dzanc, 2016). His poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, New England Review, TriQuarterly, Slate, The Southern Review, Witness, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other publications. He has also received the Editors’ Prize in Poetry from The Missouri Review, the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction/Essay from Southwest Review, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Jonathan lives in Pensacola with his wife and kids and is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of West Florida, where he also edits Panhandler Magazine and Panhandler Books.