Poached! Moving from Found to Remixed Poems with Katherine Anderson Howell
This workshop focuses on expanding and exploding the art of the found poem. Poaching moves beyond found poem by using what is found to create a new universe, image, juxtaposition, or narrative. The term is borrowed from scholarship around fandom, and fans in particular will enjoy this workshop. The poems we draft in this workshop will respond to literature, art, journalism, movies, television, and other cultural forms; they will be a blend of exphrastic and pop culture poetry. Sample poems will be provided, as well as magazines from which to draw inspiration. Workshop attendees can expect to leave with 2 works in progress, and new process for moving from popular culture inspiration to poem.
About the instructor: Katherine Anderson Howell is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, a recovering academic, and a student at the Aveda Institute in Washington, DC. Her popular culture poetry has been featured at the Popular Culture Association National Conference, and published in Juke Joint Mag, The Account, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. She teaches using the philosophy of remix, or talking back to the dominant culture.