Online Poetry Professor with Dr. Christopher Bursk

Online Poetry Professor with Dr. Christopher Bursk

We will be focusing on mythology this Spring and I hope you can join us! As with our exploration of beauty, several years ago, our excursion into mythology promises to offer much triggering material for our own poems as well as renewed opportunity to explore the challenges of our craft.

Years ago, we dipped our lines into Ovid, but this time we cast our nets wider. You needn’t be a scholar of Greek literature or Norse folklore or the Bible to go on this fishing expedition – for that’s what it is, a journey into deep seas to test our prowess and to celebrate new discovery.

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.

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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.

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Online Poetry Professor is presented by The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL)