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Poetry Workshop: A Deeper Look

Intermediate | What makes a poem work? How does a strong break heighten the line while contributing to the powerful effect of the whole? A casual voice with plain language results in a layered, sophisticated piece—how? Do curse words have a place in poetry? We’ll look at masterful contemporary poems by Hope Wabuke, Mark Doty, Hayan Charara, among others, examining the elements that make them strong. Those insights will inform our supportive workshop, for which students will submit three poems.

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: Jeanine Walker

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 06/30/2021

End Date: 08/04/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jeanine Walker

Jeanine Walker holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Her poetry collection, Diagram of Parts, is forthcoming from Groundhog Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in Chattahoochee Review, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

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