Poetry Writing Classes

  • September 19, 2018

    Writing Poetry

    With Jeff Worley.  Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your work with others in class. We will work on the basic stuff of poetry: imagery, the use of sound to fortify meaning, lineation, and various approaches to formal structure, as well as the free-verse poem. We’ll support each other to improve drafts of poems and discuss various aspects of the contemporary poem. Register now for Writing Poetry.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, September 19 - November 7
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required text: What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets (available for purchase at Black Swan Books or from the instructor directly)

  • October 4, 2018

    Genie in a Bottle: Crafting Poems with Power

    With Leatha Kendrick. Writing good poems requires contained passion. As Richard Wilbur put it, “The strength of the genie comes of his being confined in a bottle.” To write a poem that creates rather than relates what the poet has experienced and felt, we must consider the poem as a made thing—a container to carry all we think we’re putting into it, and more (if we’re lucky). In this six-week class, we will draft and revise poems focusing on elements of meter, rhythm, sound, and line that allow the force of our poems to emerge. [ALL LEVELS] [NEW!] Register now...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, October 4 - November 8
    • Time:
      1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $108
    • Addl Info: