Classes & Workshops

Ages: Adult

Shape for Words to Live Within: Short Class on the Sonnet

Instructor(s): Sarah Freligh
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Form, writes Elizabeth Alexander, can be “shape for the words to live within,” an apt description of the function of the sonnet. During the first class, we’ll read and discuss examples of the sonnet form—Shakespearean, Petrachan, and American— and workshop our own sonnets during the second class.