Turning Life Experience into Poetry – Winter 2022

Whether it is Robert Frost’s walk through the woods on a snowy evening or Billy Collins’ creation of a lanyard at camp, specific events often serve as an anchor for poems that capture the mystery, majesty, and humor of life. In this seminar, we’ll examine several poems that use specific experiences to bring the reader to universal conclusions and help you create your own. We’ll use prompts and exercises to help you tap into memories, and craft poems that use imagery, metaphor and rhythm. Once the poems are written, we will workshop them, discuss techniques for revision, and talk about possible markets for submission. For all levels.

Ellen Birkett Morris is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of Lost Girls: Short Stories and Surrender (Finishing Line Press).

Start Date
Saturday, February 26th
10:30am - 12:30pm

Ellen Birkett Morris


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