Explore poetry, the art of capturing ideas and emotions in a precise arrangement of words. You’ll learn the basics of composing poems and interpreting the work of published authors as well as your classmates. There will be weekly writing assignments, directed free writing, collaborative exercises and close readings of published texts. We’ll also look at image, metaphor, line, repetition and voice.
- Students should bring something to write with.
About the Instructor
Randy Marshall, a Richmond native, serves as senior literary editor of Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Richmond Arts Magazine, New South (formerly Georgia State University Review), cream city review, Diode, and Blackbird. He co-edited (with Mary Flinn, Andrew Miller, and John Venable) The Gazer Within, published in 2001 as part of the University of Michigan Press Poets on Poetry Series. Marshall earned a BA in Spanish and his MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University where he currently works as an adjunct instructor.See More Classes By Instructor