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.
February 16–March 22 (March 8 off)
Jason Koo / Williamsburg
February 19–March 25 (March 4 off)
God of Boat & Mouth & Ear: Poetry in Love with the Ordinary SOLD OUT!
Shira Erlichman / Boerum Hill
February 26–March 25
Mappa Mundi: Mapping Out Poems of Place
Julie Hart / Boerum Hill
April 1–May 5
Jay Deshpande / online
Emily Hunt / Greenpoint