Come to the Edge: The Power of Thresholds in Poetry
This course utilizes Gregory Orr’s A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry, along with poets such as Ross Gay and Eduardo C. Corral to explore and invite creative thresholds in poetry. Through writing practice, reading, and discussion, students will be invited to risk vulnerability, challenge assumptions, and deeply pay attention to the mystery and potentiality of thresholds in our lives. Students can expect to create five to six new poem drafts, submitting two to the class for peer and instructor feedback.
Molly Damm is a Writing lecturer at Montana State University, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Bozeman, Montana. Her work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Terrain.org, and Western Humanities Review, among other publications. She is the author of the poetry collection Ground-truth (Finishing Line Press, 2018), and was a Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA.