Ed Skoog's Writing a Long Poem Workshop | Feb 20 - Mar 20 SPACE AVAILABLE

"A poet is one who knows more than she says, and bringing that excess into the public sphere...creates new knowing." ~ Shoshona Felman

In this workshop, participants will struggle through several drafts of a poem between 50 and 150 lines in length. Perhaps it seems silly to  write those numbers down as meaningful parameters, but in the instructor’s  experience that’s where a distinct kind of poem resides, one with a sustained  tone and many twists and turns: the sort of poem that nobody quite knows what  to do with, that doesn’t fit in a gift box, that sticks out like cold feet from  the end of the bed.  Some examples: Yeats’  “Easter 1916,” Bishop’s “At the Fishhouses,” and Rita Dove’s “The Venus of  Willendorf.” We will look at these and other examples to discern what  techniques, tendencies, and tics it takes in terms of premise, structure and  development to sing/say this kind of long song. Maximum 12 students

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Tuesdays, Feb 20 - Mar 20, 10am -12pm, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $207 (cash/check); $219 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $222 (cash/check); $234 (PayPal).