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with Ross Burkhardt
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Poetry is the language of love, art, imagination, description and discovery. Each of us is an emerging poet, published or unpublished. Is there something you want to express in poetic form but don’t know where or how to begin? Here you can take your first poetic steps – or improve your current poetic practice.
In this WRITING POETRY 2023 course you will consider several assertions about poetry (the theory), examine several elements of poetry (the tools), discuss several classic poems (the context), compose several poems on topics of your own choosing (the individual work), share your poetic drafts and revisions with others in the course (the group work), and “publish” some of the results (the celebration).
MEETING DATES: Tuesdays – 10 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. on Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4
THE INSTRUCTOR: Ross Burkhardt taught young adolescents for 35 years. A Dartmouth graduate and former Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia, Ross is the author of Writing For Real (Stenhouse, 2003) and Using Poetry in the Classroom (R & L Education, 2006). Ross was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 1998.