October 28-December 9th (no class on November 25th — the night before Thanksgiving).
This six-week session will concentrate on sequencing. I’ll be reading for the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Awards again, starting in September and ending in mid-October, and this work always leads me to think intensely about how poetry books are constructed. This class will involve reading and discussing sections of books, thinking about how poems shadow one another, and the effects of sequencing. We’ll talk about various types of structures poets use to order their books and then work with your own gathered poems to construct sequences that experiment with tone, theme, image, and more.