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November 4, 2017, Saturday - Elements of Poetry at The Loft

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location: The Loft Literary Center, Open Book-Loft Classroom, 1011 Washington Ave

Elements of Poetry

This is an introductory class exploring the fundamental elements of poetry. We'll dip our minds into a selection of mostly contemporary poems and will attempt to add our voices to the ever-widening stream of contemporary poetry.

Discussion will focus on elemental concepts such as image, metaphor, or line breaks, but will also broaden to include larger deliberations like, "What makes a good poem a good poem?" We'll explore these concepts via a small selection of published poems while attempting to incorporate these concepts and ideas into our own work.

In-class exercises will be collaborative as well as individual and will serve to ignite our imaginations and help us incorporate what we've discovered via our discussions into our own poems. Time will be reserved for in-class writing, sharing of work, and feedback.