Sunday, November 6, 2016

IMF52902 Adv St Craft of Poetry: Writing the Love Poem: A Themed Formal Verse Workshop--Anothai Kaewkaen

WIN QTR 17--ONLINE Adv St Craft of Poetry: Writing the Love Poem: A Themed Formal Verse Workshop

Instructor: Anothai Kaewkaen

Class Type: Poetry: Craft + Workshop

Course Description:
Writing the Love Poem: A Themed Formal Verse Workshop

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Since the earliest times, no subject has been so perennially captivating, so enthusiastically treated in art and literature, as romantic love. Yet no poem can also be so frequently hackneyed, so dangerously given to platitudes, as the love poem, especially when rhyme and meter are thrown into the mix. But we know from our literary heritage that the wildest passions can be tamed and elegantly contained in the restraints of poetic form. The question is: how can we do this ourselves?

In this course, students will study form through the work of contemporary poets writing about love and relationships. Through a series of workshops, they will apply various elements of craft to find fresh and interesting ways to approach matters of the heart.

For students who have previously taken a forms class with me, this is an opportunity to revisit several received forms and concepts, while building off of them to generate new work within a narrower focus, and to read new authors. For students new to writing formal verse or poetry in general, this class serves as an introduction and examination of the basic structural components of verse—such as meter, rhyme, and repetition—that will serve them no matter the type of poetry they write in the future.

WIN QTR 17 Textbook Info (textbook info is also available in the student portal registration function and LU's bookstore website)

First Assignment Info

Start Date: Monday, January 9

Class Preview Date: December 26 (do not post in class until start date of 1/9; available early for review purposes only--email Beth to drop/add classes after open enrollment ends on 12/4)

Canvas Login & Navigation Instructions

NOTE: If you decide to drop the class, email Beth at and note whether or not you have posted on Canvas (which counts as attendance). Tuition refund/charges (based on the date the drop form is processed) are listed HERE.

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