A poem can elevate and capture a specific experience--an image, memory, or sensation--so profoundly, that its power can seem mysterious. It can connect people across thousands of years and miles, kindling an intimacy even deeper than the intimacy they share with people they see each day. So how do we create that magic for ourselves? This course is designed to nurture you along a poetic journey through close readings of poems, generative writing assignments, and lively discussion. We’ll talk image and idea, line and sentence, sense and nonsense. We will conclude by discussing revision strategies and opportunities for publication. No prior experience with poetry writing is required, but advanced poets are also welcome.
INSTRUCTOR: JUSTIN JANNISE TIME: Four Mondays, February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, 6-9 PM PRICE: Early-Bird until Wednesday, January 29th: $150 for members, $180 for non-members. After Wednesday, January 29th: $180 for members, $210 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here. LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007 LEVEL: All Levels CAP: Limited to 15 Writers