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POEMADE: How to Make a Poem from Scratch
Consider this: A poem is a body of words, not a body of thoughts and feelings. Yes, our thoughts and feelings and experiences may catalyze our poems, but HOW we choreograph our words, HOW we make meaning (versus WHAT our words say or mean), is what moves a poem from self-expression to literary art. How do we make such poems, textual/subtextual bodies that enact and transform experience (rather than report or describe it) so that discovery or rediscovery is possible for both writer and reader?

We create them from the inside-out, which requires relating to language primarily as material, as our artistic medium, and secondarily as meaning. In this 8-session webinar, we will examine, with complexity and rigor, some key ingredients that make a poem POETRY, devoting one session each to word choice, sound, form, relationships among parts, idea movement, shifts, point-of-view, and global integrity.

POEMADE is for you if you’re seeking:
• a breakthrough in, or jumpstart to, your poem-making
• practical, immediately applicable craft strategies for drafting and revising
• a structure for learning and practicing in digestible pieces
• fresh distinctions for interrogating and illuminating your poems at the revision stage
• reliable self-assessment (that a critique group may not provide)

Each session will close with an exercise to practice the session’s ingredient over the following week.

NOTE: Each session's replay video will be emailed within 24 hours post-session, so you won’t miss anything if you can’t attend “live.”

Jun 1, 2022 02:00 PM
Jun 8, 2022 02:00 PM
Jun 15, 2022 02:00 PM
Jun 22, 2022 02:00 PM
Jun 29, 2022 02:00 PM
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