Learn, and try out, some of the many ways poetry has helped writers both heal trauma and prevent post-traumatic stress syndrome. Guided by an internationally published and anthologized author of metrical poems, you will explore the science behind this — including an essay by the late psychoanalyst-poet Frederick Feirstein — and put this and other approaches to use in writing new poems. The course includes close attention to musical qualities of poetry, reading and discussion of time-honored poems, class writing exercises, and master-class-style workshopping of participants’ poems.
LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE: This workshop will be held on Zoom. You can view brief tutorials on using the platform here. Shortly before the start date participants will receive an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.