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Writing in the constraints of poetic forms can be liberating, and the work generated in this way can be especially fresh. We explore various poetic forms: sestina, sonnet, villanelle, and rondeau. Students are not limited to writing in these forms, however. Poetic form is used as a point of departure for creating, we hope, new and surprising poetry. Each week, students are assigned to read poems composed in the form ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7237 - NWRW 0231 A
  • Ossip, Kathleen
Jan 22 - May 06
On Campus
Wednesday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2020
“If you can paint with a brush, you can paint with words,” a teacher told Joni Mitchell when she was in sixth grade. Just as language may be used in ways reminiscent of paint, it may also be observed as having musical and visual components as well. Open to all levels of experience, this poetry workshop considers how the arts influence and strengthen each other. How is writing a poem like composing a song, making a fi...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 3764 - NWRW 0845 A
  • Tayson, Richard
Jan 27 - May 11
On Campus
Monday
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Spring 2020
"A poem," said William Carlos Williams, "is a small (or large) machine made of words--efficient, with no unnecessary parts, doing important work." In this workshop, students learn how to build verse, from the individual word through lines and stanzas to the finished, polished poem. Poetic inspiration is explored: what activities can summon it and how to use it when it happens. Writing exercises help students practice...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 3763 - NWRW 2203 B
  • Tayson, Richard
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
"A poem," said William Carlos Williams, "is a small (or large) machine made of words--efficient, with no unnecessary parts, doing important work." In this workshop, students learn how to build verse, from the individual word through lines and stanzas to the finished, polished poem. Poetic inspiration is explored: what activities can summon it and how to use it when it happens. Writing exercises help students practice...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 3763 - NWRW 2203 B
  • Tayson, Richard
Jan 21 - May 10
Online
Spring 2020
This study of musical poetics focuses on the buried linguistic and musical structures of poetry and on the way these structures create voice and meaning in a poem. We discuss the way music serves as a muse for the poet and creates a relationship between form and content. Some class time is devoted to close reading of established and younger poets representing different poetic styles, and to close listening to the voi...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 1504 - NWRW 3205 A
  • Johnson, John
Jan 22 - May 06
On Campus
Wednesday
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Spring 2020
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