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Poetry 101: Poetic Endings through Louise Glück

June 9, 2021 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Member Price: $30
1 Session, 1.5 hours
Deadline to Register: June 9, 5 pm
Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis


How do poems end? What makes a poem’s ending feel satisfying and complete? Ending any piece of writing is tough, and ending a poem is no different. In this workshop, we will talk about creating appetite and expectation throughout a poem, and how to satisfy or disrupt those expectations at a poem’s end. We will look at an array of example poems from contemporary poets, including many from this session’s featured poet, 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Louise Glück, to learn how to end poems with anything from a bang to a whimper.


Anastasia Nikolis is a scholar, writer, and teacher. She holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Rochester, where she focused on 20th-21st-century American poetry. She is the Poetry Editor for the literary translation publisher, Open Letter Books, and teaches courses in writing, literature, and gender studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. www.anastasianikolis.com  


Take the full Poetry 101 series at a reduced price: Poetry 101 Series with Anastasia Nikolis: May/June


Purchase Louise Glück’s books at Ampersand Books:
The Wild Iris
Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems
Poems: 1962 – 2012


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

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June 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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