8-Week: Poetics—Why We Write and Read Poetry

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

This course will study poetics essays from several eras and poetic movements. This is an invitation for poets to think more deeply about why we write and read poetry. What's poetry's value and power? What commitments do we have that are intrinsic to what, and how, we write poems? In this class we'll not only read, but we'll try writing our own short poetics essays. In addition, we'll attempt to write poems that enact the principles of various poetics statements. The goal is to create a dynamic conversation between poetics and poetry.

Required Text*:

Towards the Open Field: Poets on the Art of Poetry, ed. Melissa Kwasny

*Copies of this book are available through Amazon.com (don't forget to use Amazon Smile, which donotes some of your purchase to Lighthouse) and Powells.com.

Instructor: Elizabeth Robinson Learn More


Jan 07, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 14, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 21, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmJan 28, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 04, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 11, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 18, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmFeb 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm