Grounding in the basics of poetic form, from metered verse to free verse. Students study models of a different formal approach every week and practice and workshop their own poems in the form. Each workshop focuses on a specific formal practice area, such as blank verse or the sonnet; some workshops are sequenced into ten-week blocks meant to allow for sustained work in related practice areas. Workshops in blank verse and the sonnet, for example, can be taken individually or as one extended course exploring meter and rhyme. No prior experience writing or reading poems necessary. Meant for beginning writers and readers of poetry, as well as more experienced poets wishing to shore up aspects of their formal practice.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will be conducted online until further notice.*
June 8–July 6
Correspon-Dance: Experimenting with Epistolary Form SOLD OUT!
Simone Kearney / online
July 1–August 5
Fireside Brats: Developing the Lyric Through Storytelling SOLD OUT!
Imani Davis / online
July 8–August 12
The Persona SOLD OUT!
Gregory Crosby / online
July 31–August 1
Consciousness Spelunking SOLD OUT!
Joanna Fuhrman / online