Advanced Poetry Workshop [Martha Silano]
Advanced | In this inclusive, welcoming, and supportive workshop, the focus will be on revising poems to meet each workshop member’s criteria for excellence in myriad aspects, including clarity, image, sonic devices, figurative language, and subversion of the ordinary in favor of the unexpected. Additionally, we will analyze and discuss poems we admire, including ones by Harryette Mullen, W. S. Merwin, and Wanda Coleman. Finally, participants will generate new work. Prerequisite: 3–4 poems submitted to the instructor.