InstaPoems Writing Workshop

Workshop on Creating Poems for Instagram
To Be Held on UTK Campus

Loss Pequeño Glazier has said that the internet is the “true home” of poetry. With the recent mainstream success of so-called “Instagram poets” such as Rupi Kaur, Fortesa Latifi, and Tyler Knott Gregson, Glazier’s sentiment seems more true now than ever. The short, emotionally-charged, and beautifully adorned poetry of these authors has encouraged and inspired people to try their hand at writing poems. Poetry in the internet age is accessible, visually stunning, and, most of all, shareable.

The Department of English and the Sundress Academy for the Arts would like to invite you to try your hand at writing poetry with local poets Chloe Hanson and Brynn Martin at their InstaPoems workshop on February 26th from 5:00-6:00 P.M. in the Mary Greer Room of the Hodges LibraryInstruction, art materials, and snacks will be provided. You just bring inspiration and your phone to snap a picture of the finished product!

Chloe Hanson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee. She earned her MA and BA from Utah State University, where she also helped to establish and direct the Science Writing Center. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including Public Pool, Off the Coast, Driftwood Press, Contemporary Verse 2, The Heartland Review, and Pretty Owl Poetry.

Brynn Martin is a Kansas native living in Knoxville, where she recently received her MFA in poetry from the University of Tennessee and now serves as the Reading Series Coordinator for the Sundress Academy for the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Public Pool and Contrary Magazine.

This event is free and open to the public.



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