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Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads: Using Imagery in Poems

How can we create an image to encapsulate an idea, an emotion, a state of mind? We will explore the power of imagery as a means of crystallizing an idea. We will seek out and sift through the visual material of the world to find the “right” image for what we want to say. We will consider poems rich with imagery (both real and surreal) by Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Paul Celan, Ed Skoog, Chelsea Minnis, and others. Along with readings, the class will include generative writing prompts and mini-workshops.

Instructor: Jane Wong

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 05/16/2015

End Date: 05/17/2015

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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Jane Wong

Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in anthologies and journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Hayden's Ferry Review, Third Coast, and others. Awarded The American Poetry Review's 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, she is the recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Squaw Valley, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pacific Lutheran University. Along with three chapbooks, she is the author of Overpour (Action Books).

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