Introduction to Poetic Form
What happens when we consider form as a space for inspiration and discovery rather than limitation? In this course, participants will read and write both traditional forms (i.e. sonnet, ghazal) and modern, experimental forms (erasure, golden shovel). Works discussed may include poems by A. Van Jordan, Agha Shahid Ali, Harryette Mullen, and Jericho Brown, among others. There will be two classes dedicated to workshop. Submitting poems is entirely optional; however, everyone is expected to provide feedback.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
No class on 2/13/2024
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Tiana Nobile is a Korean American adoptee, Kundiman fellow, and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. A finalist of the National Poetry Series and Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of CLEAVE (Hub City Press, 2021). Her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, The New Republic, Guernica, Southern Cultures, and the Texas Review, among others. Tiana received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MAT in Elementary and Special Education from the University of New Orleans, and MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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