Leaps and Swerves: Creating Surprise in Poetry (ZOOM) [Dilruba Ahmed]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | Let’s explore unexpected moves in poems: disruptions to syntax, shifts in tone, and leaps that move associatively down the page. In this workshop, you can expect in-class writing prompts that invite a sense of wildness and surprise to our creative work. We’ll study poems by poets such as Brenda Shaughnessy, Natasha Tretheway, Lawson Fusao Inada, and others. We’ll investigate how poets use various craft strategies to create an interplay between stabilizing and destabilizing forces in their work while engaging the reader in a journey of discovery.