SUMMER 2017 – POETRY



Poetry I (taught by Kim Young in Glassell Park)

Thursdays
7:30 to 9:30 pm

August 3, 2017 to September 21, 2017

 

Through original creative work, revision, reading, and discussion, this eight-week workshop will focus on making poems that are driven by a keen attention to language, image, and sound. Our task will be engaging with each other’s work and the weekly readings in order to explore the ways poetry can recover more complex imaginative and perceptive possibilities. As poet Mark Doty wisely asserts: “Our metaphors go on ahead of us; they know before we do.” We will be putting Doty’s assertion to the test with an emphasis on generative writing exercises that lead us into surprising and unexpected creative spaces.

This class is open to students at all levels and will take place in Glassell Park, where wine, sparkling water, small snacks will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students.)


Poetry II (taught by Elline Lipkin in Eagle Rock) 

Tuesdays
7:30 to 9:30 pm

July 25, 2017 to September 12, 2017
 

 

In this eight-week intermediate workshop, students will continue to study a variety of classic and newer poetic forms to figure out how they do what they do so well. Students will have assignments that offer the chance to learn through imitation and example, and they will be encouraged to apply the craft techniques studied to their own ongoing writing projects. Students will use the table of contents from different models to discuss how to structure a poetry project and how sections, themes, and images speak to one another. Consideration will be given to ordering each student's own manuscript in development and students will have the opportunity to workshop up to 20 pages of poetry. We will develop a sense of community as we share our discoveries and deepen our practice of this craft. Previous experience studying poetry and/or enrollment in Mixed Levels Poetry is recommended.

This class is open to students at all levels and will take place in Eagle Rock, where wine, sparkling water, small snacks will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$390 for new students; $350 for returning students. (Payment plans available to returning students.)