Cuento Poems are short, concise narrative, and hybrid poems that resonate. Whether you write poetry or creative prose, this course will help you vivify and tighten your work. You learn the basics of narrative and hybrid poetry; study and discuss poems, including poems in Ted Kooser’s column "American Life in Poetry"; and discover how to write resonant poems. Through weekly exercises, you generate poems and workshop your drafts in a safe and supportive environment. By the end of the course, you have several polished poems and a better understanding of Cuento Poems as a reader and writer. This course is appropriate for all levels of poetry and creative prose writers.
Course OutlineWrite resonant poems rich with narrative using the techniques of hybrid writing explored in this course
Course OutlineLearn the basics of both narrative and hybrid poetry
Generate new poems from weekly exercises
Give and receive feedback on your fresh drafts
Develop a series of polished poems by the end of the course
Course may be taken to satisfy elective units in either the Fiction or Creative Nonfiction Certificate.
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Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction, Young Readers, Publishing and Editing, and Poetry)
Nutschell Anne Windsor