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Lineation Elation

All Levels | This hands-on session will leave you singing the praises of lineation! Explore a “toolkit” of strategies that will help you lineate your poems with confidence and expression. We’ll discuss how lineation choices can have an impact on tone, meaning, emphasis, pacing, surprise, and more. Students can expect to lineate the work of others—and their own!—using a variety of approaches, to create various effects. Bring 2–3 draft poems to class (ideally about 8–10 lines long) for experimentation.

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: Dilruba Ahmed

Class Type: 3 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 06/01/2021

End Date: 06/15/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Dilruba Ahmed

Dilruba Ahmed is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Her debut book of poetry, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press), won the Bakeless Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Her poems have also been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2019 (Scribner), Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books), Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s), Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas), and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers.

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