Designed for any poet ready to take their poetry understanding to a new level, this class will introduce or re-introduce you to poems from many different eras—we'll read Walt Whitman, Robert Hayden, Natasha Trethewey, and Joy Harjo, among many others—while providing a rich foundation for writing new poems. We'll explore and practice many essential elements of poetry, including image, metaphor, sound, line breaks, and overall form.
August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Jeanine Walker is the author of The Two of Them Might Outlast Me (2022). She has received writing fellowships from Artist Trust, the Jack Straw Cultural Center, Wonju, UNESCO City of Literature, and Inprint. Her work has appeared in Bennington Review, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. A poet with a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Houston, Jeanine is a long-time poetry teacher and most recently taught English at Kangwon National University in Chuncheon, South Korea.