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Exploring Hopkin’s Sprung Rhythm

All Levels | We will discuss, try out, and take off from the revolutionary poetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins. We’ll define and then practice Hopkins’ sprung rhythm, the flexible, accentual meters he pioneered by digging into the roots of English. We’ll read a number of his signature poems and write our own responses. Then we’ll look at some contemporary takes on Hopkins, and (pardon pun) spring forth with several starts for new work. Instructors will supply a reading packet.

Instructor: Deborah Woodard and Elizabeth J Colen

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 04/28/2018

End Date: 04/29/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Deborah Woodard and Elizabeth J Colen

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

Elizabeth J. Colen is most recently the author of What Weaponry, a novel in prose poems. Other books include poetry collections Money for Sunsets (2011 finalist for the Audre Lorde Prize in Poetry and the Lambda Literary Award) and Waiting Up for the End of the World: Conspiracies, flash fiction collection Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake, long poem / lyric essay hybrid The Green Condition, fiction collaboration Your Sick, and the forthcoming fiction collaboration True Ash. Nonfiction editor at Tupelo Press and freelance editor/manuscript consultant, she teaches at Western Washington University.

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