[NOTE: SEATS ADDED!] If we go back in the history of poetry we learn it was often accompanied by music. Indeed, there was a time when there was little distinction between poetry and song. In other words, poetry was originally meant to be heard, rather than merely read. And that means the language of poetry must appeal to the ear, not just the mind. This class will walk through some of the basic tools a poet uses to make musical, listenable lines, including meter, rhyme, and diction. The class will read several poems in which the musical quality is evident, and then participants will try their own hand at writing by ear.
This class is part of our 4X4CLT project, which also includes a quarterly poetry+art poster release party. See our event calendar for details about that event.