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November 12 @ 1:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST

Coleridge defined poetry as "The best words in the best order." How a poet handles syntax--the order of words in a sentence--is crucial to everything from establishing the voice of a poem to evoking a particular response from the reader. In this workshop, we will take a close look at how sentences are put together […]

December 10 @ 1:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST

Does a good poem have to take itself seriously? Many poets today suffer from “humor anxiety”—the fear that trying to be funny will damage their reputations. But the success of poets like Billy Collins and Tony Hoagland provides ample evidence that poems can be both funny AND serious. In this workshop, we will examine what […]