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This course will explore how we tell our stories through poetry, whether directly or slant, and ways we can be more adventurous, musical and honest.
Experience with poetry-writing will be expected. Students will be required to turn in a poem a week to be workshopped by the group.
Experience with reading poetry is also a must. Familiarity with the poetry that is being written and published right now is crucial to understanding, appreciating and writing; students will be encouraged to share and discuss poems they have recently read. Also of crucial importance is revision. Few poets create masterpieces on the first draft. Workshops are a great place to learn how we might improve and to learn from each others’ successes and failures. Students will be expected to revise regularly; the last class will be dedicated to sharing these revisions.
Students are chosen by Lynn Melnick on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Friday, September 13 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Class meets Tuesday: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 and 17.
Lynn Melnick is the co-editor of the YA anthology, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation, and the author of Landscape with Sex and Violence and If I Should Say I Have Hope. A former fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she is a co-founder of saferLIT, an initiative focusing on engaging small presses and magazines to create safer literary spaces.
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