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This is a beginner’s class for those interested in writing poems. Previous experience with poetry isn’t required, although all levels are welcome. Part seminar, part workshop. We’ll discuss the foundations of poetry — line, metaphor, image, sound, etc., through reading and discussion. We’ll examine poems by Jean Follain, Karl Krolow, William Meredith, W.S. Merwin, and Denise Levertov, among others, and write and share new poems based on this engagement.
Ed Skoog is the author of two books of poems, Rough Day and Mister Skylight, both published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. He has been writer-in-residence at the Hugo House and George Washington University and a visiting professor at the University of Montana.