Angry Poems: From Simmering to Rage [Sharon Bryan]
All Levels | We all have many things to vent about — but venting alone won’t produce good poems. Anger can flatten everything in its path, but good poems thrive on subtlety, ambiguity, complexity, and paradox. So how do you take the anger and use it to fuel powerful, moving, complicated poems? We’ll look at strategies for making the transformation, including Ginsberg’s “Howl,” Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic, Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s Lima :: Limón, Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas, and many others.