The Language of Poetry: A workshop in two parts

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Deborah Brown

The Language of Poetry, Part One
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10 a.m to noon: Award-winning poet Deborah Brown will be leading this workshop. In this hands-on session, participants will focus on the language of poetry, primarily image, metaphor, and simile to track our individual beasts and meanings. You will consider a few examples from contemporary poetry and experiment with an exercise that helps with following our own tracks in language. We’ll conclude with a prompt for you to work with; the results may, if you wish, be discussed in our next workshop. For more information and to register, click here.

Note: This is a two-part workshop. You must register for each session separately.

The Language of Poetry, Part Two
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10 a.m. – noon: This workshop, taught by poet Deborah Brown, continues the discussion of the language of poetry. Participants will look at a few more contemporary poems and then, we hope, turn to their work for discussion. If you decide to submit a poem for critique, make sure the poem is one you are interested in working on and revising. In critique, we’ll focus on one or two aspects, diction and image, or metaphor, or unity—writer’s choice, not so much “criticizing” as analyzing what has occurred on the page. For more information and to register click here.