Intro to Poetry: Poetry Calisthenics [Michelle Penaloza]
We’ll stretch ourselves, focusing each week on a specific element of poetic craft. Within one poem—even within one line—poets create meaningful simultaneity using image, metaphor, music, sound, syntax, lineation, structure, and an engagement with the unsaid. We will investigate that simultaneity and work toward poetic coherence; that is, a sustained balance of these elements of poetic craft working together with imagination, experiences, and observations. Let’s get poetical. Just call me Coach Peñaloza.