Creating a poetic sequence is about order and surprise. As we cast our own poetic sequences, we will read from the work of several poets who have mastered the art of sequence – for example, CD Wright, Kimiko Hahn, and Eula Biss. Participants will write exercises in class, as well as email poems to each other the day prior to class on weeks two, three, and four, thus providing ample time for consideration before class discussion. The work generated in this class should result in several well-sequenced poems – or, like a roadtrip, the first segment of a long sequence, perhaps with a chapbook as the final destination.
The Poetic Sequence: A Journey Toward the Well-written Sequence – Individual Poems or a Longer Work
Instructor: Marcia Roberts
Dates: Tues., July 16, 23, 30, and Aug 6 | 6-7:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 11
CPE Credits: 8 Language Arts
Class Limit: 8
Marcia Roberts is the author of five books of poetry. Her latest What She Knows was published by BlazeVox Books in 2010. Marcia has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, master’s in English, and she studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. She lives in San Antonio.