This class will function as a generative workshop and craft talk. Throughout this course, we will engage with different poetic forms and a variety of poets at an introductory level. We will identify and discuss conventions, styles, poetic movements and respond to these with our own poetry. The first portion of the course will focus on the work of others and the latter will focus on how our own work fits into a larger poetic narrative.
Instructor: Caitie L. Young (they/she) is a poet and fiction writer from Kent, Ohio. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Minnesota Review, Scapegoat Review, Welter (Online), The Santa Fe Writers Project and others. They are a graduate teaching artist with the Wick Poetry Center. Caitie is studying creative writing the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program (NEOMFA).
Details: Introduction to Poetry takes place Mondays January 9, January 16, January 23, and January 30 from 6:30-8:30pm online via Zoom.