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Forming Form: Poetic Shape in Free-Verse Poems

Intermediate/Advanced | For poets working in so-called free verse, the shape of a poem is a question that must be asked with every new piece. In this class, we’ll explore techniques for exploring, developing, and refining poetic form. What are the effects of our choices? Bring three poems in progress; we’ll use discussion, reading, and formal play to help each poem find the shape it wants to take.

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Instructor: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/19/2021

End Date: 09/26/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and Kenyon Review and anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds a BA in contemporary American literature from Yale University and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, where she was a Javits Fellow. Lisa lives in Portland, OR, where she reads, writes, edits, parents, and cohosts the literary reading series Lilla Lit. (lisagluskinstonestreet.com)

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