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All Levels | Where do great poem titles come from? What makes a title “great,” anyway? Through reading and discussing example poems by Angel Nafis, Alice Oswald, Lucille Clifton, Thomas Lux and others, we’ll explore this essential and too-often overlooked craft element. Bring three of your own poems-in-progress, and we’ll practice titling them to entice the reader with a compelling frame and invitation.
Elizabeth Austen traveled the state as Washington’s poet laureate for 2014-16, and is the author of Every Dress a Decision, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. New poems are forthcoming in New England Review and Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is an alumna of Hedgebrook and the Jack Straw Writers program.