Typically, we label poems as either lyric or narrative: there are poems that tell stories from our lives and there are poems that sing the songs of the self. What if you can have it both ways? What if the songbird can spin a yarn while trilling its song? We will examine what it means when we call a poem lyrical versus narrative and how poets through the ages have merged these two forms into a new form, lyric-narrative, that will broaden your understanding of poetry as well as the possibilities of your own poetry.
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is the author of three collections of poetry, a professional editor, Assistant Director of the Owsley Fork Writers Sanctuary in Berea, KY, and lead instructor of creative writing at Colorado Community College. Learn more at AndrewMK.com.
This class is suitable for all levels.
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