Six Poems Six Ways
Open to all levels
We'll write six poems (or more!) in six weeks, focusing on poetic types such as elegy, epistle (letter poem), imitation (poetic palimpsest), ode, panegyric (praise/celebration), duplex, and golden shovel. We'll work in lyric and narrative modes, try experimental and nonce strategies, and read and discuss key pieces each week for ideas and inspiration. Through reading these poems and generating our own, with feedback from the instructor and class members, we will hone our craft and enlarge our inspirational spaces.
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Carolyne Wright’s new book is Masquerade, a memoir in poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2021). Previous books include This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse, 2017), whose title poem won a Pushcart Prize and also appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009; and the anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), which received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. Carolyne has also received NEA and 4Culture grants, and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. Visit https://carolynewright.wordpress.com for more information.
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