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Why Poetry: Prose Poems & Other Containers

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Washington Park Library - Main Area 3Room
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1316 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02905

In this Why Poetry? class, we’ll explore the poetic line by looking at poems that flex the convention of the line.  Of course, along the way, we will probably consider the range and scope of those “conventions” too.  We’ll talk about how the choices we make about the line and shape of the poem support and inform our material.  We’ll also look at how prose poems act like poems and what might make them a “different animal” than flash fiction. 

Come prepared to put pen to paper and to read with curiosity. 

All Why Poetry? classes reflect on the unique craft considerations of poetry and why (or when) poetry might be the best fit for a writing project.

These classes will be run by the lovely Rosalynde Vas Dias. Her poetry has appeared in Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, West Branch, The Pinch, Laurel Review, The Collagist, The Four Way Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, Only Blue Body, won the 2011 Robert Dana Award offered by Anhinga Press.  In the fall of 2014, a selection of her linked poems, ‘Sweet Herald’, was a Campbell Corner Distinguished Entry.

Registration Recommended. Contact Amy Rosa 401-781-3136 or email

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Amy Rosa
(401) 781-3136
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