Description of Class
How do you translate everyday experiences into dynamic and vibrant poetry?
In this 4-week course, Britteney Black Rose Kapri (Black Queer Hoe) will instruct writers interested in crafting language that explodes off the page and direct from the mouth. Writers of all experiences are encouraged to sign up and learn how to create sincere poems with their own natural diction and sensory images from their everyday lives.
Week One: Word bank and the five senses
In the first class, students will work to build a comprehensive word bank that can be used to help further the imagery provided by engagement with Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, and Hearing.
Week Two: Why you talk like that?
Where does your language come from? Why do you speak the way that you do, use the words that you use? This class will ask students to dissect their own language.
Week Three: Fuck flowers, here’s how I feel
This class will subvert the common trope that poems must be stately and serene with images of nature and flowers. Students will read and write contemporary poems that feature raw language and emotional fervor.
Week Four: I am the form
The Sonnet, the Ghazal, the Sestina, the Elegy are old poetic forms that can be infused with contemporary language, modern stories, and the poetics of everyday life.
Each week will feature some amount of reading new poems, workshop time, revision of writing, and possibility for sharing. Expect writing and reading homework from week to week.Top