Practicing Poetry: Writing in Spring
Practicing Poetry: Writing into Spring
April 7 – June 23 5:00-6:30pm eastern
“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. Students can register for bi-monthly sessions here to receive the login link. Please register for each Wednesday you wish to attend. Here’s permission to compose a great poem that you write about yourself!
Thanks to Delaware Libraries, registration is free! We welcome teens and adults, all levels, including beginners.
In Practicing Poetry, we’ll generate new poems 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.
We will read poetry by Ada Limón, Monica Sok, Natalie Diaz, Jericho Brown, Barbara Jane Reyes, Carl Phillips, Franny Choi and more.
Practicing Poetry Spring 2021 class dates are April 7 and 21; May 12 and 26; June 9 and 23.
“It’s good to be a poet.”