Poet Dara Wier will return to Key West to lead a poetry workshop January 8-12, 2012. Wier tells us that the workshop, called “Reckless Imaginations,” will generate “sure-fire means of raising the stakes” while providing exercises “to help jump-start new directions in your writing processes, actions, and outcomes.” The workshop is open to poets of all levels, who will be expected to arrive with at least three poems for workshop focus.
The author of 11 books of poems, including the recent Selected Poems from Wave Books, Wier has had an influential career as a teacher and mentor to many poets. She is on the permanent faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute; and she co-founded and co-directs the University of Massachusetts’ Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. Wier also publishes chapbooks, broadsides, and books for Factory Hollow Press, and is a regular faculty member in our own KWLS Writers’ Workshop Program.