I’m teaching an online an Intermediate Poetry Workshop for UCLA Extension starting next month. If you’re interested in improving your poetry you’ll find it really helpful.
ENGL X 423.31
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
For those with some previous training in poetry, this intensive workshop focuses on creating work which emphasizes lyrical and innovative language, personal insight, and individual voice. In addition, you refine your knowledge of a number of the craft’s formal elements, including structure, imagery, metaphor, and pace, in order to stretch the boundaries of your creative experience. The goal is to produce work which is ambitious and resonant.
X 422.3 Introduction to Poetry Writing,
XL 133A Creative Writing: Poetry, or equivalent.
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
I'm teaching another poetry class for UCLA Extension Writer's Program. It starts in Sept, on Wednesday nights. I hope to see you there. I promise it won't be boring.
Here's a link: https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?Reg=268639
Tonight I'm reading at the Writer's Program Publication Party, starts at 7. It's at the Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda. Hope to see you there!
... it will be fun.
There's a review, I guess that's what it is, of my poem "This Is Yours" in the Contributor's Marginalia section of 32 Poems' blog. It's written by Zeina Hashem Beck. Here's the start "“This Is Yours” is a title that immediately flirts with and involves you, the reader. And what is it, you find yourself asking, that the poem’s speaker is about to offer you? The truth, and lies, and it doesn’t matter which."
You can read it here: http://www.32poems.com/blog/9276/lie-to-me
I have a piece on 32 Poem's blog, in their Contributor's Margonalia section. Take a look:
Just what the world needs, advice from me.
Take a look: https://www.boaeditions.org/bookstore/im-no-longer-troubled-by-the-extravagance.html
"Grief is a little church we don't remember / joining..."
Actually, I often come across lines of poetry I wish I wrote. I read a lot of wonderful poetry.
Today we celebrate World Poetry Day. “To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment” ― Galway Kinnell
Intermediate Poetry Workshop
For those with some previous training in poetry, this workshop focuses on creating work which emphasizes lyrical and innovative language, personal insight, and individual voice. In addition, you refine your knowledge of a number of the craft's formal elements, including structure, imagery, metaphor, and pace, in order to stretch the boundaries of your creative experience. The goal is to produce a small body of work which is ambitious and resonant.
Here's the info:
Creative Writing: Poetry
XL 136 English 5 units c
Available for UCLA transferable credit, this workshop combines writing assignments with an exploration of contemporary poetry. You look at forms ranging from the sonnet to prose poems, and develop your own voice. Each week the work of a contemporary poet is discussed and writing assignments are critiqued. The course goal is to finish with a number of polished and completed poems and understand the demands and rewards of living an inspired life through poetry. For technical requirements see page 4. Enrollment limited to 15 students.