Meaningful Steps Into Poetry


Take a guided approach to writing poetry by reading and discovering what makes poetry tick in this workshop perfect for beginners.  


What you can learn.

  • Encounter examples of contemporary poetry and discover poets you may not have read
  • Discuss the basic characteristics of contemporary poetry to get a sense of what makes poems powerful
  • Learn to imbue your poems with the wisdom and perceptions of your lived experiences
  • Explore the role fine detail, surprising syntax, and concise language play in poetry writing

About this course:

This course is geared toward beginning and intermediate writers of poetry and those curious about entering the world of poetry. We will discuss some of the basic characteristics of modern poetry and will explore how our own individuality and experiences together with a focus on fine detail, surprising syntax, and conciseness can be used to create memorable, impactful poems. We’ll read work by Louise Glück, Saúl Hernández, Diane Seuss, Christine Garren, and others. 

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