On Monday, March 23, I had the pleasure of being the guest instructor for a poetry class at Charleston Southern University of Charleston, SC. Ellen Hyatt, on the faculty in the Department of English there, invited me to come teach the day's class for her poetry-writing course. There are eight students in the course, a perfect size for a workshop.
For the day's session I chose the topic "Writing Letters from Within," on writing epistolary poems. Mainly we read a selection of poems from the class packet I had prepared, wrote a group poem, and then each wrote a postcard poem. I was impressed with the students' talents, interest, and participation. It was a rewarding experience for me.