The Craft of Poetry Writing


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By learning the elements of effective poetry craft and reading and discussing exceptional examples, we will significantly develop our talent for writing poetry. Each week we will focus on one of the following themes: sound and musicality, metaphor and simile, titles and opening lines, line length and line breaks, and stanza division. The last third of each class will be devoted to constructive workshopping of students’ poems. Numerous handouts will inspire our writing. Beginning and experienced poets welcome. Limited to eight.

Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.

Start Date: 4/24/2023, 6 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Monday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Tracy Marks
Status: Running/Openings