August 16, 2015 to August 22, 2015

Writing Poetry: Images and Imagination

Learn poetry writing from Richard Blanco, the historic inaugural poet, teacher, and memoirist. Close readings and class discussions focus on how a poem “speaks” through imagery and sensory details. Basic craft-based elements of poetry will be covered. Write poems inspired by photographic images that you bring with you (or other photos taken during the week you are here).  Poems are shared in dynamic and interactive group sessions exploring the relationships between imagery, imagination, and poetry.