Online Class | 13 Ways to Make a Poem from Your Life [Ellen Bass]
VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
A poem begins with the writer and ends with the reader, but it must travel beyond the life of the poet to give the reader a meaningful experience. Using exemplary poems, we?ll explore thirteen strategies to transform the events of our lives into poetry. We’ll consider craft elements that help us to open up our personal narratives and connect them to the larger human experience. As we work this way, not only will we be transformed, but we will make it possible for the reader to be transformed. We’ll use these practices to generate new poems and to revise a poem we’ve already written.