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Crafting the Contemporary Pastoral Poem (ZOOM) [Dilruba Ahmed]

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | How can the contemporary writer craft poems in the pastoral tradition without ignoring our increasingly complicated relationship with our planet? In this workshop, we’ll investigate how diction, syntax, sensory description, and other craft elements work in concert to create an interplay between what poets Eavan Boland and Mark Strand refer to as pastoral poetry’s unique mix of “sweet dream” and “rude awakening.” We’ll also generate new material with the goal of both responding to and revising the pastoral tradition.