Hello writers! Join this one-time class and write original poetry that plays with tiny vs. large imagery. We will begin by reviewing the concept of using "extremes" in poetry, and then write a series of poems. Lastly, learners will share their work. If anyone would like extra feedback, they are welcome to submit their poems to me for my comments. This class will be presented through Google slides. We will interact with each other, take time to write, and then have a mini open mic with me....
Students will write a series of mini poems that use extremes.
Amanda Crane is the author of the poetry collection, Barbiecue, and she has poems published in numerous literary journals including: Barbaric Yawp, Chronogram, The Paterson Literary Review, and Sawbuck. She is a two-time Editor’s Choice recipient for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, and she is the new Poetry Coordinator and Board Member for the NJCTE: New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. Her MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry is from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her BA in English/Creative Writing is from the State University of New York in New Paltz, New York. She has been an educator for over 20 years, and she has served as a high school English teacher in a top rated district, and a Professor of English at a number of universities.
No homework is required, but practice is always encouraged!
Students will need paper and a pencil or the ability to open a blank document on their computer.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.