Exploring Hopkin’s Sprung Rhythm [Deborah Woodard and Elizabeth J. Colen]
All Levels | We will discuss, try out, and take off from the revolutionary poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins. We’ll define and then practice Hopkins’ sprung rhythm, the flexible, accentual meters he pioneered by digging into the roots of English. We’ll read a number of his signature poems and write our own responses. Then we’ll look at some contemporary takes on Hopkins, and (pardon pun) spring forth with several starts for new work. Instructors will supply a reading packet.
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