Poetry Professor with Dr. Christopher Bursk
is held at Bucks County Community College and already filled but
you can still go on the journey with us. Just turn to the workshop
lesson plans under the LECTURE tab and
follow along. Readings and promts for poems are suggested.
Our mission is to make a venue for the exploration of poetry easily
available and to create an on-line community of poets eager to
challenge themselves and grow as writers.
Beauty is a focus we often take for granted; but here is an opportunity
to welcome it into your poems.
Chris Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim,
and Pew Fellowships, is the author of nine books., most recently
Cell Count with Texas Tech University Press, Ovid at Fifteen
from New Issues Press, The
Improbable Swervings of Atoms from University of Pittsburgh
Press and The
First Inhabitants of Arcadia from the University of Arkansas
Press. In addition to working as a volunteer for three decades
in the corrections system, with those on probation and parole,
he teaches at Bucks County Community College. His work has
appeared in magazines such as Paris Review, American Poetry
Review, Poetry, Manhattan Review, and The Sun. His poem, "Ovid
at Fifteen," won the Another Chicago Magazine Award,
judged by Robert Dana, and in the Spring of 2002, his chapbook,
Working the Stacks was published by Bacchae Press. In 2004
he won the Donald Hall Poetry Prize from AWP, the Milton Kessler
Prize, and the 49th Parallel Award from Bellingham Review,
as well as the New Letters Prize in Poetry. His The Infatuations
and Infidelities of Pronouns won the Bright Hill Chapbook
competition and is due out in Spring. He is most importantly
the grandfather of six.