ONLINE: Writing Poetry
We’ll read and discuss poems written by other people, then write poems of our own, with special attention to elements of line, image and syntax. Students will learn how close readings of other poems may inspire their own work, and how they might read their own work with fresh eyes. Each meeting will include at least one writing exercise, to help generate at least four new poems. Students who wish to produce completed drafts should expect to continue writing outside of the scheduled class time.
- Class time will focus on discussion of shared readings and our creative process. We will try to make time for writing exercises during class time, but students who wish to produce completed drafts should expect to continue writing outside of the scheduled class time. Students may want to plan for additional reading outside of class time, but it will not be a requirement.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
- This class is held online through Zoom; learn more about how online classes work here
About the Instructor
Lauren Miner is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned an MFA in creative writing (concentrating in poetry) and an MA in English (writing her thesis about descriptions of photographs in the poems of Larry Levis). She's led creative-writing workshops at VCU, the UVa Young Writers' Workshop, and elsewhere. Her creative interests include poetry, nonfiction, photography (both analog and digital), and comics. She currently serves as an assistant poetry editor at Four Way Review, and she is the Artist-in-Residence for the James River Park System.See More Classes By Instructor