Temperamental Poetry: A Making & Mending Workshop

Temperamental Poetry: A Making & Mending Workshop


September 9-October 6

The poet Gregory Orr suggests poetry is composed of four temperaments: story, structure, music, and imagination. Each week will focus on one of these temperaments. We will read and discuss contemporary poems—by authors such as Allison Joseph, Claudia Emerson, Honorée Jeffers, and others—to better understand how these temperaments work individually and in concert with each other. Then, using these temperaments as templates, participants will either “make” new poems or “mend” old ones to share for feedback from the instructor and peers.

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Teaching Artist


Amie Whittemore

Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press) and co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series in Virginia. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University.

Art: Mark Ryden