Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saturday, May 1: Poetry Workshop, The Song of Syntax -- Jacksonville, NC

Saturday, May 1
Poetry Workshop: The Song of Syntax
Susan Meyers, instructor
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Comfort Suites, 130 Workshop Ln. US 17 N.
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Registration $25 ($20 for Coastal Poets Consortium members)
Bring your own lunch.
For registration and further details: Coastal Poets Consortium

Crucial to the art of a poem is its syntax, how the words are put together for the sake of ideal phrasing. In this workshop we’ll focus on the role of syntax in orchestrating a poem’s music—how it affects pacing, tension, and tone. We’ll pay attention to not only what the poem says but also how it goes about saying it. The class (open to poets of all levels of experience) will discuss numerous syntactical approaches, read sample poems, and generate new work. Participants may bring a poem, with SASE, to turn in for critique.

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