Triggering Poetic Inspiration

Date: 6/21/17 – 8/16/17

Location: Online

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Poetry

• Regular: $312.00
• Member: $280.80

Where do poem ideas come from? Finding a way to sustain poetry writing beyond those first emotion-driven poems that we just have to write is often the challenge facing poets who have been writing for awhile.

In this class, we will be reading and discussing Richard Hugo's excellent book on poetic inspiration and poetry writing, The Triggering Town. Each week we will read one of the book's eight short chapters and discuss what we find there. We will also write a new poem from a prompt and post it for discussion and feedback.

Poets will come out of this class with eight new poems, as well as some new tools for generating inspiration and ideas. Schedule: Log in any time during the week to read content, contribute to asynchronous discussion forums, and participate in other activities. This class will include live chats, which will be scheduled with the class after the start date. All live chats are optional.