Crafting Line Breaks [Jane Wong]
Jack Spicer writes: “Break / Your poem / Like you would cut a grapefruit.” We will consider the line break in all its glory. When should we break a line? How does a line hold tension? How does a space break differ from a line break? We will explore a multitude of line-break styles to re-energize our writing, using poems from Jack Spicer, Brenda Shaughnessy, Susan Howe, Richard Hugo, Hannah Sanghee Park, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and others. Along with readings, the class will include generative writing prompts, experiments, and mini-workshops.