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How To Write How-To Poems

Join Dr. Jessica Temple for a workshop on how to write how-to poems on May 31st in the Out Loud HSV studio 260 form 5-7pm. In this generative workshop you'll explore the command form and how it can be used in poetry. After studying examples of this little-used technique at work, you will have the opportunity to write your own poems using the second-person command form, share them, and get feedback from the group. Admission is $10, seating is limited so purchase your ticket today! 


About the Author: Jessica Temple grew up in Alabama. She holds a BA in English from the University of Alabama, an MA in from Mississippi State University, and a PhD in creative writing - poetry from Georgia State University. She writes and voices shows for the syndicated poetry college radio program melodically challenged and teaches at Alabama A&M University. She has read for the journals Jabberwock Review, New South, and Five Points. She has won poetry contests from The Alabama State Poetry Society, The League of Minnesota Poets, Loose Change Magazine, and The Cotton District Arts Festival and has been a finalist with Aesthetica and The Agnes Scott College Writers' Festival. Her work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in The Rumpus; Aesthetica; Blast Furnace; Canyon Voices; Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems from Negative Capability Press; Loose Change Magazine; Red Clay Review; Birmingham Arts Journal; Crab Orchard Review; and A Year in Review: Out Loud HSV 2016. Her chapbook, Seamless and Other Legends, is available from Finishing Line Press. Find out more at

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