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Practicing Poetry: Writing into Spring
April 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pmFree
“Practicing Poetry” spring sessions begin April 7, 2021. We’ll meet on Wednesday nights 5 – 6:30pm EDT for six online sessions through June 23rd, over Zoom. Register for bi-monthly sessions here to receive Zoom link. Please register for each Wednesday you wish to attend.
Thanks to Delaware Libraries, registration is free! We welcome teens and adults, all levels, including beginners. Here’s permission to compose a poem or story about your life, your self, how you connect to the world and others.
In Practicing Poetry, we’ll generate new writing from prompts and model poems. We’ll read work from diverse contemporary poets, and practice received forms like the sonnet and tanaga. We’ll also experiment with new poetic forms such as Jericho Brown’s duplex. We’ll use Lydia Davis‘s prose poems as prompts, and polyvocal poems such as Evie Shockley‘s letter poems.
Classes will feature poems by Ada Limón, Monica Sok, Natalie Diaz, Jericho Brown, Barbara Jane Reyes, Carl Phillips, Franny Choi and more.
Register: Practicing Poetry Spring/Summer dates April 7 and April 21; May 12 and May 26; June 9 and June 23.
“It’s good to be a poet.”