Finding First Lines (Wallingford) [J.W. Marshall]
So much depends upon the first words of a poem: they provide readers or listeners with a glimpse of what to expect and what the poem might ask of them. Are they intrigued enough to continue? We’ll engage with work by Marianne Boruch, Frank O’Hara, Matthea Harvey, and each other. The first line written does not have to be the first line of the finished work, and participants will leave with fresh notions of where to go looking for the actual first line.
This class will meet in Wallingford at the Good Shepherd Center Room 202 (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103).