Before the founding in 1982 of the Young Writers Workshop at the University of Virginia, residential programs for young creative writers didn’t exist.
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When I think of my many years teaching poetry writing at the Young Writers Workshop, I think of, session by session, fifteen heads put together (no twittering, tweeting, Facebooking, or e-mailing), literally and literarily put together for the sake of fresh love for an immortal art form. In other words, I can’t help but wax poetic about all my students, the best minds of their generations. No, “students” is the wrong word—they taught me how to keep on keeping a hold on imagination’s relationship to the concrete world, which was, for a few summer weeks out of each year, not rough at all.