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Seven Mondays, January 27 through March 10, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
This seven-week poetry workshop is inspired by the methods of poet and beloved UA professor Steve Orlen, who was known for his careful, rigorous readings of student work. In the spirit of Steve’s classes, we’ll undertake close readings of both published poems and our own poems. We’ll consider poems “line by line,” examining each for the particularity, vigor, and musicality of its language. Participants will have the opportunity to bring at least one of their poems to workshop for close reading. We will not generate new work in this course; instead, we will work together to give each other detailed help with an existing poem. Participants can expect to develop greater fluency and confidence as readers and writers of poetry through the practice of close reading.