Featured offerings: This spring, the Loft presents To Be Honest. Visit our To Be Honest page to learn more and plan your participation.

Leaving the Doors Open: Editing Tricks for the Stuck Poem

Date: 4/14/18

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Advanced

Genre: Poetry

• Regular: $70.00
• Member: $63.00
• Low-Income: $49.00

Many poems, as they move toward a "finished" state, become shut-down in their quest for perfection. They become rigid, fixed, unyielding, and anemic. But there's hope!

In this class, we will look at formal techniques—dynamic enjambment, approaches to punctuation, patterning tools—that help break open the poem and give it new life. We will reawaken the potential of older work and write new poems that seek to engage the generous reader. Bring two stuck poems that you still believe in.