That Swing [J. W. Marshall]
The music of a poem can augment the meaning to such a large extent that the sound and sense become synonymous. We will look at the measured lines in Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s “Heavenly Questions,” Theodore Roethke’s “Praise to the End,” and Gwendolyn Brooks’s “The Bean Eaters.” While closely reading and discussing the work of these supremely distinctive singers, students will be asked to write in their styles. We will look to create a new piece of poetry?either a draft or finished work?each week. The books required will be “Heavenly Questions,” “The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke,” and “The Selected Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks,” each available in paperback.
This class takes place at The Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103