Sat., February 25, 2017 • 10:00am - 4:00pm • $130
The question is not “How to write” but “How to try to say what you really mean.” In this course we will be writing and revising our own poems with an emphasis on saying “what you really mean.” There will be in-class exercises, time for writing in private, analysis of texts by established writers, and roundtable discussion of our own work in an honest and respectful atmosphere. The focus is on enabling each of us to fulfill our unique potential for writing poetry.
Both new poets and those with prior experience are welcome.
Please bring a copy of one of your poems to show to the group.
Jeanne Foster is Professor of Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College. Her books include A Blessing of Safe Travel, A Music of Grace: the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry, Appetite: Food as Metaphor, and her most recent collection, Goodbye, Silver Sister.