Are you new to the study of poetry? Maybe you think it’s all rhyme and meter, you have a bad taste in your mouth from grade school, or you’ve always been poetry-curious but a little too afraid to try. This is for you! In this series, we will take a look at our own individual ideas of what poetry is (versus the industry or academy); the basics of poetry (line, white space, what rhyme and meter have historically been used for); and how you might redefine your own relationship to poetic writing. We will read work by Joy Harjo, Linda Gregg, and Diane Seuss.
This workshop is part of a series. You must sign up for each even separately; you do not need to have attended earlier events to sign up for later ones.
About the poet
July Westhale is an essayist, translator, and the award-winning author of Trailer Trash, and Via Negativa, which Publishers Weekly called "stunning" in a starred review. Her most recent work can be found in McSweeney’s, The National Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Huffington Post, among others. She also has an inventively-named collection of salty chapbooks. When she’s not teaching, she works as a co-founding editor of PULP Magazine.
Registration required. Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants. 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
* Online
Events for All Ages Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Workshop Writing
Arlington Public Library
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