Course Catalog

Lavish Syntax

The problem at the heart of writing a poem is the problem of dramatization. That is, how do we dramatize in language–an arguably limited means–the dynamics of thought, sensation, mystery, knowledge, and unsayability that often comprise human experience? In this class, we’ll discuss the crucial importance of syntax in vitalizing a poem. We’ll look at poems with powerful content and the syntactical correlatives the poets use in dramatizing that content. The poems will include the work of Louise Glück, Sharon Olds, Arthur Sze, and many others.

Presented in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Poetry Series.

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Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 05/18/2020

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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