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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.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsOnline, Poetry
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: 11
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$305.00 General Price:
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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.