Join us for a poetry workshop series at the Washington Park Library!
In this third segment of the Why Poetry? series, we'll look at those poems that throw us off-kilter, intrigue, and spook us. We’ll dip into the surreal with poems that throw our sense of scale out of whack, contain a visitation or encounter, and otherwise spark the imagination. Writers DO NOT have to write in a weird way for this class to be helpful. We'll talk about grounding all your work so the reader feels firmly entrenched in the poem even if they are experiencing something de-stabilizing. We may cover the ways in which "autobiographical" work is more flexible in the field of poetry and how the magical/mythical can be useful to freeing our poetry from the bounds of the strictly factual.