If poetry is something you have not read since high school or college, or if you suffer from a fear of poetry, this course may help you discover a new creative outlet. We look at the various aspects that make poetry poetic such as metaphor, imagery, persona, and figurative language. We listen to recordings of master poets such as Philip Levine, Mary Oliver, Seamus Heaney, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Anne Sexton. Finally, we discuss the merits of turning life experiences into art and try to harness our wisdom and those experiences into original poetry.
Mary Ann Wilson
To register, please call Registration at (310) 825-9971.