Craft of Writing Talk with Jay Deshpande – Sun Tunnels: On Land Art, Prosody, and the Borders of the Poem

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As poets we think a great deal about the creative process, but we often overlook the strange relationship between poem-making and time. This talk will consider temporal context to reexamine how a poem exists in time and how a reader can exist inside a poem.

Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named a top debut by Poets & Writers. He is the winner of the 2015 Scotti Merrill Memorial Award and the recipient of fellowships from Civitella Ranieri, Kundiman, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. His recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Republic, New England Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has also authored the chapbooks The Rest of the Body (YesYes Books) and The Umbrian Sonnets, forthcoming from PANK Books. He is an advisory editor to Northwest Review and writes criticism for Guernica, Pleiades, Kenyon Review, and Boston Review. Jay holds degrees from Harvard and Columbia. He is an instructor for Brooklyn Poets and has taught creative writing at Columbia, Stanford, Rutgers, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is a 2018-2020 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Purchase Jay Desphande’s work here.