"The border is a line that marks difference. On one side, the American narrative; on the other, the Mexican narrative. Identity, for me, functions like the borderlands: a site of hybridization, of interlingualism."

Eduardo Corral,
the FIRST Latino to EVER win the Yale Series of Younger Poet's Competition

Eduardo will be teaching an online poetry course this fall for all levels of inspiring poets. Offered through the Piper Writers Studio, the course will focus on four different types of poems: praise, narrative, imitation and elegy. Also, in this safe and supportive environment, you will learn how to craft your poems through diction, tone, syntax, imagery techniques, line and stanza formation.

Corral graduated from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. His poem's have appeared in several Literary Journals, such as the Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Meridian, and The Nation. He is the editor and interviewer at thr Boxcar Poetry Review and served as the Olive B. O'Conner Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Phillip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Corral won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poet's Competition for his poem Border With Violin from his first book of poems, Slow Lightning. You can find some of his work in Miquel Murphy's book of poetry, OCHO #22: Dear America, Don't Be My Valentine.

"Four Poems in Four Weeks"
Course Instructor: Eduardo C. Corral
The week of October 3rd through the Week of October 24th
Online through the Virgina G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University

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