The Practice of Poetry-Making
Teachers: Elizabeth and Clem Nagel
(Three session class at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts)
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm (May 15, 22, 29)
Have you ever wanted to write a poem and never dared? Or have you experimented with poetry, but are unsure how to move ahead? Poetry-making is shaping words around the familiar in our lives. It helps us realize truths we have not named and longed to put into words. During class, you will read examples of poets from Rumi,Merwin, and Deborah Keenan to Mary Oliver and William Berry. As you experiment with poetic craft, voice, line breaks, images and metaphor, and sound, they will become familiar concepts. In doing so, you will discover the intimate relationship between what a poem says, how a poem says it, and the layers under what the words don’t say. If you wish, there will be opportunities to share your work during class.
To Register: Contact the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-member of Banfill-Locke $55, Member of Banfill-Locke $50.Banfill-Locke is located at: 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN Phone: 763-574-1850