Course Description

ONLINE: This workshop invites all poets. We will use "The Essential Poet’s Glossary," by Edward Hirsch. It is the ultimate source for poetry craft tools. Each week we will consider a number of poetry tools, addressing music, form, composition, rhetoric and style. Hirsch provides excellent descriptions and examples. The instructor will provide additional resources in weekly emails. Your mission is to study features that interest you, and craft them into your poems. Each writer may select one or two skills. You, the poet, are invited to submit either a new or previously written poem weekly to the instructor prior to class, specifying the craft aspect(s) you employ. The poems will be collated and sent to each student so you will have everyone's poems for in-depth discussions. By looking at a variety of craft tools, we explore an array of possibilities for future poems. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 12.

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Section Title
Opening the Poet's Toolbox: An Invitation
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Oct 04, 2022 to Nov 08, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Required: All students must be able to send their poems to the instructor via the OLLI email system. A computer is needed for both your work and our discussions and a printer to print out poems.

Required reading:
Edward Hirsch, "The Essential Poet's Glossary" (9780544931237)

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