Exploring Poetry: from Found Poetry to Classic Villanelle (full course)

  • Where: ZACC 216 W Main St Missoula, Montana
  • When: Nov 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am

Saturdays // Nov 14, 21, 28 and Dec 5, 12 // 10 AM-12 PM // Taught by Travis Mateer // $125 This course is great for beginners and hobbyist poets! This 6 week course is a survey of fundamental, generative pathways into the world of poetry. Interested poets may sign-up for individual sessions based on interest or register for all six weeks of workshops ranging from found poetry to the classic villanelle. In the latter half of each session attendees will write their own poem based on what they've learned, and share with the group if they choose. Lesson 1: Exploring Poetry Saturday // November 14 // 10 AM-12 PM // $30 This class will show you how poems are everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. Collage poems are created by using existing words and phrases from source materials like newspaper articles and magazines. Lesson 2: The Poetry of the Human Body Saturday // November 21 // 10 AM-12 PM // $30 This class will focus on creating poems about the human body. The instructor will facilitate a brainstorming session, including examples from the book Poetry Everywhere. Lesson 3: Poetry Everywhere Saturday // November 28 // 10 AM-12 PM // $30 This class will be a great opportunity to think poetically about the natural landscape we are surrounded by in Missoula. The instructor will facilitate a brainstorming session, including examples from the book Poetry Everywhere. Lesson 4: Poetry Techniques Saturday // December 5 // 10 AM-12 PM // $30 This class will explore how techniques used by poets like Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg can be used by anyone to create poetry. The instructor will facilitate a brainstorming session, including examples from established poets. Lesson 5: Haiban and Villanelle Saturday // December 12 // 10 AM-12 PM // $30 This class will explore two specific forms of poetry, the haiban and villanelle, to show how form and repetition can make wonderful, and very different kinds of poems. The instructor will read some examples of both forms. https://www.zootownarts.org/programs/adult-education/

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