Learn how the use of persona, or "mask," can open up new possibilities for your poetry
Discover how writing in persona can allow you to address things in your writing you've always wanted to say
Take on the perspective of mythical figures, historical people, or even cartoon characters
Experiment with point of view and various lenses that can offer new opportunities
About this course:
The other voices could come from mythic figures or historical people, cartoon or pop culture figures, or invented characters. As in a dramatic monologue, the poet speaks for them. The poet also speaks through them. Persona, it means "mask." But behind the mask, the "character," is the true person. This class will explore how speaking through characters can open undiscovered possibilities for poets and, sometimes, surprisingly, put them in touch with areas they had not realized they wanted to address.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after January 30, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.