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Poetry: Image and Sentence (workshop)

March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDT


Ezra Pound defined image as “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” It’s the thing that sparks a moment of epiphany, that makes us go “Ah!” And yet poems are made of sentences, or parts of sentences, one damn word after another.

In this class, we’ll look at how words, lines, and sentences prepare the way for moments of increased understanding. Through discussion and brief written commentary, we’ll look at how poets from John Keats to Yehuda Amichai (and beyond) wrangle with this interplay. Participants will generate new writing and discuss it in the same way we discuss published work, noticing what’s there and how it’s working, rather than “fixing” other people’s poems.

Six Wednesdays, beginning March 11, 2020, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The final class will be a public reading.

See Writers & Books link below to register. Deadline to register: March 4.

Please contact me if you have questions.


March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm EDT
April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDT
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Dan Herd
(585) 473-2590 Ext. 101
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Writers & Books
740 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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