Online: Writing the Personal through Poetry
Writing about personal experience through a poem seems an obvious task, but the balance and artistry to write such a poem requires nuance and discernment. This course will unravel the usage of personal perspective and insight in poetry, while exploring how discovery and reflection can touch readers, for better or for worse. Learning form and style devices, poets will leave with an understanding of how a personal poem can be transcendent—from tucked away in a drawer to engaging with a vast audience. The course will feature discussion of outside texts, generative writing time, and workshop of written work. Suitable for intermediate poets with a project in mind, as well as beginners wanting an introduction to poetic voice. This class will be held online, via Zoom.