"In making poems, I work with a kind of poetic faith: a trust that the needed material will come, if only I remain alert and open. A trust that additional streams of information, from mythology or history or language itself, will come along to complicate and frustrate the process and ultimately bring it to completion." -- Gregory Donovan

For those of you interested in advancing your poetic side (and who live in or near Phoenix!), The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing (the proud home of HFR) has an opportunity for you to work with excited professional writers that want to help inspire and educate new talent.

POETRY: "Snow on the Mountain: Breathing in New Sources of Poems"
September 15th-November 3rd, Thursdays 6-8pm at the Piper Writers House at Arizona State University
Course Instructor: Gregory Donovan

Gregory is a senior editor of Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts and is one of the founding faculty members of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the Virgina Commonwealth University. Donovan is the author of the poetry collection Calling His Children Home and won the Devins award in 1993.

For more information about registering for this or other exciting Piper Writers Studio courses, visit the Piper Center website.