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Poetry of Place [Tod Marshall]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat

All Levels. Richard Hugo reminds poets of the importance of identifying the “where” of a poem. We will explore ways to bond our imagination with the real and imagined landscapes of Washington. There are many ways, of course, that we can think about “place.” Perhaps specific flora and fauna conjure place for us. Perhaps titles of towns and neighborhoods or geological phenomena do the same. Perhaps people—individuals or groups—make a “where” vivid in our minds. Using a controlled range of diction and some parameters regarding line and sound texture, we will gather as a supportive community to draft a poem that we might consider submitting to Washington 129 (an anthology project) and that could reveal something about where and who we are.

This class is free, but requires registration.

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