Poetry Writing – Spring 2023

Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your poems 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 and free-verse structure. We’ll support each other to improve drafts of poems and discuss various strategies for writing the contemporary poem.

Jeff Worley, Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2019–2020, is a veteran poetry teacher at the Carnegie Center who has published 10 collections of poetry and has won statewide, regional, and national awards for his writing. His newest book, The Poet Laureate of Aurora Avenue: Selected Poems, is now available from Broadstone Books in Frankfort, Black Swan Books in Lexington, or from the instructor.

Recommended Text: What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets edited by Jeff Worley. 

This class is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Wednesday, April 12th
Meets Wednesdays
April 12th - May 17th
5:45pm - 7:15pm

Jeff Worley

Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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