Classes & Workshops

Beginning Poetry

Instructor(s): Charlie Coté
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

In this Poetry Workshop and Readshop, students will read a number of contemporary poems, work on writing and revising their own poetry, and explore and discuss essays by renowned poets on the  “what” and “how” of poetry—image, metaphor, sound, rhythm—so that they might become more comfortable with the reading and writing of poetry. Play, the language, and the imagination will be stressed. Students will be encouraged to be “creators” with language rather than “transcribers” so that their poems surprise and inform themselves as well as their readers. This class is geared to those who have not written much poetry, or are now eager to return to writing poetry after some time away from writing.