Line Breaks: Tools of Musical Notation
Join us to learn how line breaks create and affect the melody of the poem—and are a tool for building a musical score. You'll learn how line breaks can direct your poem's pace, energy, and meaning. Through in-class exercises and discussion, you'll not only start to notice your own habits with the line, but you'll discover new options on where to break the line. Bring a free verse poem (fourteen or more lines) you wrote that could benefit from stronger line breaks.
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Melanie Figg is a poet and essayist, currently working on a hybrid memoir. Her award-winning poetry collection, Trace, was named one of the year’s "Best Indie Books" by Kirkus Reviews. She's received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and others, and has had work published in dozens of literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Nimrod, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, and the American Journal of Poetry. As a certified professional coach, Melanie offers women’s writing retreats and works remotely with writers on their manuscripts as well as their creative process.