Expressive Rhythms: Prose Poetry and Poetic Prose

Date: 7/15/17

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Poetry

• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75

How can we tell the difference between poetry and prose in a time of blurred boundaries between writing genres? Why are some poems written in prose and why is some prose writing considered "poetic?"

This workshop looks at ways to use rhythmic structure and pattern to heighten the expressiveness of our writing, whether we call it poetry or prose.

Participants will sample prose poems by masters such as Louis Jenkins and James Wright, as well as creative nonfiction by Mary Oliver and fiction by John Berger exemplifying in paragraph form many of the language strengths we associate with lined poetry. In clarifying these categories, we will also do a little personal exploration of this vibrant literary border area by trying our hand at a prose poem of our own. Very small copy fee.