Master Class: Mind the Gap [Rae Armantrout]
Poetry has been called the most condensed form of verbal expression. This course will consider the role – or perhaps the power – of what’s left out of a poem. Poets all deal with the question of how to stop – where to break a line, when to end a poem. What’s enough? What’s too much? The instructor will discuss her own practice (with examples) and the class will discuss poems by Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Graham Foust, etc. Please bring a poem (by anyone) that you find relevant to this topic and a poem of your own with which you aren’t entirely pleased.