Jay Deshpande

Jay Deshpande is the author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named one of the top debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers, as well as the chapbook The Rest of the Body. A winner of the Scotti Merrill Memorial Award and Narrative's Annual Poetry Contest, he has received fellowships from Kundiman, Civitella Ranieri and the Key West Literary Seminar. His poems have recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Washington Square, LARB Quarterly Journal and Horsethief. He holds a BA in English from Harvard University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. He has taught workshops for Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, and the Academy of American Poets and currently teaches in the MFA program at Columbia.

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Surprising Ourselves on the Page: A Poet’s Toolkit

As developing writers, we can understand our own voices better when we see how they adapt to accommodate different forms. Whether you have written poetry regularly for years, are just starting out, or simply want greater structure and more feedback on your work, it’s always helpful to expand your toolkit and get new ideas for what your next poem can be.

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