Short but Not Sweet: Writing Short Poems [Jane Wong]
Condensed into just a few lines, what can a poem offer us? Can distillation build meaning? We will explore the “little” poem; through writing and discussion, we will discover the power of concision and clarity in poetry. We will consider sparse but impactful poems by Tomas Tranströmer, Emily Dickinson, Julie Doxsee, Lorine Niedecker, Graham Foust, Jean Valentine, and others. Along with readings, the class will include generative writing prompts and mini-workshops.
Please note this class will meet from 1-3 pm on Feb. 28 and from 12-4 pm on Mar. 7 due to an instructor conflict.