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News as Poetry: Crafting Poems from the Headlines

Introductory/Intermediate | Students will read and discuss how poetry can be used to address newsworthy stories, articles, and headlines. Students will then craft a poem inspired by their choice of recent news article after completing a few creative exercises. Poems of discussion: “Unrest in Baton Rouge” by Tracy K. Smith; “The Robots are Coming” by Kyle Dargan; “Speaking of Stable Geniuses” by Deborah Rasmussen; and “Bids for Border Wall Now being Taken” by Ellen Steinbaum.

Instructor: Demi Wetzel

Class Type: 1 Session

Term: Summer 2019

Start Date: 07/20/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Demi Wetzel

Demi Wetzel is originally from Evansville, Indiana where she graduated from the University of Southern Indiana. Her work can be found in a variety of poetry publications and her chapbook—Life of the Party— was shortlisted for the 2017 Floating Bridge Press Competition. She now lives in Seattle where she works as a freelance writer and copywriter.

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