Poetry 101: Poetic Endings
February 17 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$35
Member Price: $30
Deadline to Register: February 17, 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 examples, including those from our featured book, The Tradition, by Jericho Brown, and refer to Barbara Herrnstein-Smith’s Poetic Closure 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 currently is the Poetry Editor for the literary translation press, Open Letter Books, and teaches courses in writing, literature, and gender studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology and at St. John Fisher College. For more information, find her online at www.anastasianikolis.com and on Twitter @nikolisanastasi.
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.