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May 19 2018

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8:00 am
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Workshop with Dorianne Laux: What makes a poem memorable?

Dave Smith says it’s “A sharp, memorable, confident use of language which releases feeling, and keeps releasing it with repeated readings.” Naomi Shihab Nye says for her it is “Love and care for elemental details, for chosen words and their simple arrangement on the page… and a way of ending that leaves a new resonance or a lit spark in the reader or listener’s mind….”  This workshop/study group will consist of reading the work of established poets, and creating new drafts. We’ll take a close look at a variety of dazzling poems written by contemporary poets and seek to understand what makes them memorable.  We will practice imitation as a striving toward writing our own unforgettable poems with an in-class prompt and take home exercise.

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