It’s been a long time since Shelley said, “Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted,” but the ways that poetry can reflect, refract, distort, and distill our lives into beauty has only grown in that time.
In this eight-week class, we’ll look closely at the landscape of contemporary poetry, studying how living poets make meaning and power from tonality, voice, sound, image, and understatement, as well as how to make use of the poetic line (and that sometimes-dreaded white space on the page).
We’ll also work at being in good relationship to other poets, sharing each other’s poetic efforts and challenges while spurring each other on to better and better work. By the conclusion of the class, each student will have gained a new set of strategies for approaching the blank page, as well as the means to shape and reshape their words into verse.
About the instructor
GEORGIA PEARLE is an alumna of Smith College and holds an MFA in Poetry from Lesley University. Her poems have been published in Naugatuck River Review, Crab Creek Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly and others, and are forthcoming from Kenyon Review. A former coordinator of the VIDA Count, she is now the Digital Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, where she has also served as Nonfiction Editor and Online Poetry Editor. She has taught writing for the Center for the Living Arts, Inprint, and the University of Houston, where she is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the UH Creative Writing Program.
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