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In this workshop, building verse, from the individual word through lines and stanzas to the finished, polished poem, is the focus. Activities designed to summon poetic inspiration and responses to it are explored. The class practices basic elements of the craft—such as line breaks, voice, openings, and closings—and reads and discusses the work of a variety of modern and contemporary poets. Students’ poems are read an...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 9956 - NWRW 0203 A
  • Mesmer, Sharon
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 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: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 4090 - NWRW 0845 A
  • Tayson, Richard
Sep 01 - Dec 08
Online
Tuesday
9:55 - 11:45 AM
Fall 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...
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 4091 - NWRW 2203 A
  • Mesmer, Sharon
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Online
Fall 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: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1349 - NWRW 3205 A
  • Ossip, Kathleen
Aug 31 - Dec 14
Online
Monday
8:00 - 9:50 PM
Fall 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: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 3246 - NWRW 3845 A
  • Tayson, Richard
Sep 01 - Dec 08
Online
Tuesday
9:55 - 11:45 AM
Fall 2020
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