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Punch Lines: Light Verse & Joke Poems

Date: 5/10/18 – 5/31/18

Location: Saint Paul Jewish Community Center

Day of the Week: Thursday

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Intermediate

Genre: Poetry

• Regular: $140.00
• Member: $126.00
• Low-Income: $98.00

Some think poetry is no laughing matter, but humor and poetry actually go hand in hand! This class is for writers who want to sharpen their poetic voice and their funny bones. We'll read and discuss laugh-out-loud, wickedly witty poems by Tony Hoagland, James Tate, Wendy Cope, Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker, Billy Collins, Heather McHugh, and more. Students will have the chance to experiment with comedic forms like limericks through in-class guided writing exercises and workshops. We'll explore the delicate art of making a reader laugh, considering how humor can be a useful tool even when writing about darker subjects.