Hatch some new poems in 2021! “Practicing Poetry” begins January 13, 2021 and runs for six online sessions through March 24th. We will write together on Wednesday nights 5:00-6:30 pm eastern. Students register for these Winter 2021 weekly sessions here.
Lesson and prompts will focus on themes of climate crisis, animal minds, what’s in a word, and locating loss. We will practice traditional forms like sonnet, tanka and love lyrics. But also newly-forged poetic forms such as Brown’s duplex, and Chang’s appropriation of the newspaper obit to reject the traditional elegy. Register weekly here: https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/7342894
Practicing Poetry Winter 2021 class dates are January 13 and 27; February 10 and 24; March 10 and 24.
BY JUSTIN PHILLIP REED
for Rogan Hardy
Twice I’ve turned my head to see a cop
inside me find himself in love. His thumb
heavy in the novel of my body kept my spine
from snapping shut. . .
(published at Adroit Journal)