Forms & Features at Compound Yellow: Prose Poetry
Monday, June 19th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
244 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois, 60302
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on the prose poem, a hybrid composition that takes the appearance of prose while assuming the devices, and name, of poetry.
The group will explore a wide variety of prose poems. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing original prose poems, will conclude the session. To register, please email email@example.com.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.