The Poetry Writing Kit with Adam Wyeth
Date: January 24, 2024
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Duration: 8 weeks
Level: Beginner | Emerging |
This course will take place on Wednesdays in-person for 8 weeks
The French poet Paul Valéry defined poetry as ‘a language within a language.’ American poet Kenneth Koch spoke of poetry as ‘a language in which the sound of the words is raised to an importance equal to that of their meaning.’ Each word has a little music of its own, which poetry rearranges so it can be heard.
In Adam’s exciting workshops you will delve deep into these arrangements, exploring the full arsenal of poetic tools– such as symbolism, repetition, figurative speech and persona – you need to become a fully fluent in poetry. Adam will combine reading poems with writing them and encourage both beginners and more experienced poets to listen for words that help a poem hang together.
The course will also introduce many poetic forms such as the sonnet, haiku and villanelle, and you will discover how contemporary poets continue to push the envelope of these age-old forms.
Taking its approach from Paul Muldoon’s advice to, ‘lose your voice and write about what you don’t know’, the course will take you deeper into your unique poetic style where you will be encouraged to first learn the rules and then break them. All this and lots more….