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Craft Elements in Poetry: Image, Sound, Syntax, and the Line

All Levels | In this course, we will focus on four particular craft elements—image, sound, syntax, and the line—in order to expand our knowledge of how poets transmit thought and feeling through language. After our introductory meeting, each week will focus on one particular element, diving deep into exemplary poems, then practicing the moves ourselves through a series of prompts.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Gabrielle Bates

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 04/11/2021

End Date: 05/16/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates is a writer and visual artist originally from Birmingham, Alabama.

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, the Best of the Net anthology, and BAX: Best American Experimental Writing, and her poetry comics have been featured internationally in a variety of exhibitions, festivals, and conferences.

Formerly the managing editor of the Seattle Review and a contributing editor for Poetry Northwest, Gabrielle currently serves as the Social Media Manager of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, a contributing editor for Bull City Press, and a University of Washington teaching fellow. She also volunteers as a poetry mentor through the Adroit teen mentorship program and teaches occasionally as a spotlight author through Seattle's Writers in the Schools (WITS). With Luther Hughes and Dujie Tahat, she cohosts the podcast The Poet Salon.

Manuscripts-in-progress include a poetry collection, a novel, and a collection of poetry comics / illustrated collaborations.

For their support of her work, financial and otherwise, she is grateful to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Auburn University, and the University of Washington.

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