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Intro to Poetry: Poems from the Everyday

This class serves as an introduction to poetry writing, combining in-class exercises, take-home assignments, and discussion of a wide range of poems. We’ll look at the intersection of poetry and the everyday as a means for generating our own poems; we’ll also study how this concept has its roots in traditional forms such as the ode and haiku. We’ll investigate how poets both recent (Ralph Angel, Rachel Zucker, Robert Creeley) and past (especially Emily Dickinson and John Keats) have taken familiar objects, speech, and image to unexpected places.

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: Bill Carty

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/24/2015

End Date: 03/31/2015

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Bill Carty

Bill Carty has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Artist Trust, and Hugo House. He is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming, Octopus Books). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and other journals.

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