February 2022 Update: This course will now take place entirely on Zoom.
Curious about reading and writing poetry but mystified by the art form? This course invites students to become more confident reading and writing poetry.
Using Susan Holbrook’s book How to Read (And Write About Poetry) as an accessible guide, students will be encouraged to engage with questions such as: What makes a poem a poem? Why can poetry feel so intimidating? We will tackle these questions and more by exploring different poetic forms such as sonnets, ekphrastic poems, haikus, villanelles, sestinas, odes, and concrete poems.
By reading about different poetic forms and writing their own poems, students will learn to feel more comfortable reading, discussing, and writing poetry.
Books to Purchase (will be available at Saga Bookstore during the weeks prior to the course beginning):
- How to Read and Write About Poetry by Susan Holbrook (9781551119915)