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How Not to Be Intimidated by Poetry with Lisa Huffaker

Instructor: Lisa Huffaker
Tuition: Pay what you can ($10 suggested donation)

In this workshop, we will work together to demystify the various ways in which poets — and poems — create an aesthetic experience via careful, imaginative manipulations of language. We will read aloud individual poems by a diverse array of poets and discuss the various elements of poetic expression and how those elements make meaning. We will concentrate especially on the sensual or perceptible rather than cerebral qualities of each poem. We will pay special attention to “seeing poetry”: the poem’s arrangement on the page. Finally, we will apply what we have gleaned from our collective reading to a series of short creative writing exercises designed to encourage further appreciation of poetic language as an artistic medium.

Earlier Event: September 27
NFAA Monthly Meetup
Later Event: September 30
Cristina Rivera Garza x Sabrina Orah Mark