Course DescriptionWhat is a poem and how does it differ from prose? What sources can you, the beginning poet, look to for ideas and inspiration? How can you encourage a raw unfinished poem to become a thing of power and beauty? This course provides a series of enjoyable and illuminating exercises to expand your imagination and introduce you to the complex issues of craft and revision in an accessible way. Of value to those who have never written as well as those with some experience who seek new direction and feedback.
Course OutlineLearn the basic techniques of poetry writing in this introductory course combining writing exercises and and workshopping.
Course OutlineUnderstand how poetry differs from prose
Identify sources of poetic inspiration
Learn techniques for workshopping and revising poems
Complete exercises to expand your poetry skills