Poetry Writing I
Poetry Writing I is open to all writers wishing to deepen their understanding of the art of writing poems. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, students will gain insight into the possibilities of the genre while also writing and receiving feedback on original poems. Inspired by the readings examined in the workshop, we’ll also explore what it means to develop a poetic ‘voice’ and learn strategies for the revision and editing of our poetry.
This class is taught in English.
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