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Turning Toward Lyricism: Poetry Writing
Most of us learn how to recognize good writing by the engaging story it tells or by the original idea it puts forward, but poetry offers us a whole other category of literary pleasure: lyricism. How do poems accomplish the musical effects that reverberate in our hearts and minds? To address this question, we’ll talk trope and verse, sentence and syntax, meditation and narrative. Attention will be paid to the art of reading poetry aloud for a public audience. We will also discuss revision strategies and opportunities for publication. While advanced poets are welcome, no prior experience writing poetry is required.