Adam Fitzgerald is a New York City based poet, editor and teacher. He is founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy, and the small artisan press Monk Books. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and The New School. His debut collection of poetry, The Late Parade, was published by W.W. Norton’s Liveright imprint in July 2013. John Ashbery has to say about the book, ““In The Late Parade, Adam Fitzgerald is a master of defeating expectations so as to fulfill them farther along. One has the feeling of climbing higher along a path that is giving way under one’s feet, in pursuit always of ‘a waltz on our breath.’ Yet the rhythmic and consonant commotion of these poems ends in joy. This is a dazzling debut.”
Adam will be in Portland on Saturday, July 20th, and will be offering two classes at Literary Arts:
Grand Theft Poetry: A Generative Workshop
Saturday, July 20, 9:00 to noon
This is a generative workshop. Students will explore various literary and extra-literary ways by which poetry arrives, sometimes in the form of a poem, sometimes through poetry’s mutated siblings: prose, fragments, notes or inventories to be quarried for future poem-making.”
The Arc of the Finished Poem: A Master Class
Saturday, July 20, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Limited to 10 students
Students in this master class will discuss how we “finish” poems: some rely on perfecting, some abandon, some revisit and mutilate for later. Students will also discuss the prospects of publication, submissions and editorial involvement therein.” Students will submit a manuscript of 4-5 poems before the first class meeting, which Adam will read and prepare comments on before the class meets. These student manuscripts will be the basis for class discussion.
Also on Saturday at 7:00 p.m, Adam Fitzgerald and Mary Szybist will read and discuss their work. The reading is free and open to the public and takes place at Literary Arts.