TR 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
In this class we will write poems, developing and refining our existing poetic practice(s), while also trying out new forms, styles, and techniques. We’ll give ourselves permission to risk and remain vulnerable in order to encounter new possibilities—including the weird and mysterious—in our writing. We will also read poems: contemporary published works and those of other writers in the class (via workshop). One of the best ways to understand our own writing is by reading/listening to other poets’ works and interrogating the genre itself (what is poetry?). We will engage with poems from various aesthetics and approaches as we learn to articulate how poems mean, what they mean to us, and how we want to write them into the world. In this course, you should expect to be challenged as you configure your own relationship to making sounds and meaning on the page.