Different Vessels, Different Meanings: Shaping Poetry Through Shape with Adam O. Davis

Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, November 4, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Meeting will take place in the Poetry Center's Alumni Room, Room 205; limit 12 students.  General registration is now open. Register here.  

This workshop will invite students to consider the physical nature of poems--that is, how does a poem's mood, attitude, and intelligence spring from its shape? In considering this, we'll consider everything that makes a poem a poem--words, punctuation, linebreaks, stanzas, spacing--and explore the body (that is, the poem) they combine to create. After considering examples from established poets, we'll then get experimental by considering the different vessels we might pour our existing work into as we play with how our poems' functions can be altered by their forms. Bring a few poems of your own and a laptop.