ClassBOUNDARIES & BORDERS: Crossing Borders - From Poetry to Prose
This class will guide participants through short poetry and short prose forms to focus on diction, meaning, and sound. Using limited-syllable and limited-word structures, the class will move between poetry and prose with intention, to add lyric sound to prose, to choose stronger verbs and nouns, and to make more knowledgeable word choices no matter the written form. Through lecture, examples, class exercises, and some workshopping, participants will gain a store of generative writing from which to do further work, may learn new poetic forms, and will practice the art of writing with limited syllables and a limited number of words. Participants may bring phrases and/or paragraphs from personal manuscripts to practice revising using techniques taught in class. This class will loosen fears and boundaries whether a participant is worried about working in prose or poetic forms. I believe in the power of play to help creative people take risks in their work; come prepared to learn and enjoy.