Poetry III assumes a foundation of craft and elements of poetry; from here we'll practice generative writing exercises to produce new poems by examining the language of contemporary poets. Students will participate in a supportive workshop in which their work is appreciated for what it is and creatively encouraged to grow. You'll learn how to heighten the resonance in each poem you present, how to make conflicting elements work together to bring out the themes, and how to support yourself as you write and revise to make your best poems.
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Ed Skoog is the author of four books of poems, most recently Travelers Leaving for the City (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, The New Republic, American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from The Lannan Foundation and George Washington University, and has served as writer-in-residence at the Richard Hugo House. He lives in Portland, Oregon.