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In this four-week workshop, we will discover the threshold between narrative and lyric, fiction and poetry, flash and prose poems, inhabiting the borderlands between these realms of story to craft poetry that startles, reveals, and punches the gut.
As a subject, writing about parenting and/or our children brings up questions of vulnerability, exposure, confession, and permission, while formally, the poetics of motherhood encompasses craft elements like voice and narrative as well as forms such as odes, elegies, or epistolary poems. This workshop will explore the various ways that the experience of mothering (in any of its forms) intersects with the poem on the page and the artistic act of creating.
Though it emerged almost 800 years ago, this quiet poetic form has seized the hearts, pens, and imaginations of poets and readers ever since. What's so wonderful about it? In this workshop, we will read, write, and talk about sonnets in order to explore the form’s popularity and potential.