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Writers Workshops

Poetry 2023-101/In-Person

Course #2023-101
Tuesdays Starting January 24 6:00 pm–9:00 pm running 6 weeks
Cost: $315 Instructor: Justin Jannise
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.

If this workshop is full when you try to register, please sign up on the waiting list here so you receive priority registration the next time this class is offered.

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.

About the instructor

JUSTIN JANNISE is the author of How to Be Better by Being Worse (BOA Editions), which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Copper Nickel, Yale Review, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. Recently a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry and a former Editor-in-Chief of Gulf Coast, Justin lives in Houston and holds a PhD from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

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