Poetry Workshop: The Song of Syntax
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Susan Meyers, instructor
Waccamaw Higher Education Center
160 Willbrook Blvd.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
OLLI at Coastal Carolina University
Register at 843-234-3422 or www.coastal.edu/olli
A poem’s syntax, its word order, is crucial to its music, as well as its meaning. Syntax affects pacing, tension, tone—almost every aspect of the poem. The class (open to all levels of experience) will discuss numerous syntactical approaches, read sample published poems, and generate new work. Bring a poem draft you’re working on. A class packet is included. Lunch can be brought or bought nearby.