Chasing Time in Poetry [Maya C. Popa]
All Levels | Time passes, halts, sputters, and rewinds in poetry. The line itself is a unit of time, measured in beats, increments of time. In this craft class and workshop, we will close-read poems for the ways their authors manipulate and control the reader’s perception of time. Examples include flashbacks in the work of Sharon Olds and “flashforwards” in W. S. Merwin. We will use these poems as models for generating and sharing our own poems. Writers should leave the workshop with four new drafts.