Intro to Poetry: Online
Ready to get the poetry out of your journal and into a form? If you want to try your hand at poetry, or need a refresher on the fundamentals and the inspiration to produce some new work, this class is for you. Over six weeks, you will learn essential poetry techniques and start putting them into practice in your own poetry. Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of craft and/or poetic form––including imagery, musicality, persona, and more––and explore it through published poems by authors like Xandria Phillips, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Jericho Brown, and Franny Choi to help illustrate these topics and inspire our own work. We’ll put the tools we learn to work through weekly exercises and writing prompts, and you’ll have the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructor and fellow writers to help you get a sense of your strengths and instincts as a poet, and how to build on them.
By the end of class, you’ll not only be versed in the fundamentals, but you’ll walk away with a few new poems and the tools to continue developing them.
*Note that while our handy dandy "Schedule" tab states a 6-7pm class time, there are actually no live meetings for this class! Assignments will be given on a weekly basis. Students will have access to the online class portal starting at 5pm on the first day of class. Instructions for logging onto the online portal will be emailed to registered students before 5pm the first day of class.
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