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Writing Circle: Making Your Poems from the Inside Out

  • Monday, October 03, 2022
  • Monday, November 21, 2022
  • 8 sessions
  • Monday, October 03, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, October 10, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, October 17, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, October 24, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, October 31, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, November 07, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Monday, November 14, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Monday, November 21, 2022, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
  • via Zoom

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Writing Circle: Making Your Poems from the Inside Out

with Marj Hahne

Consider this: A poem is a body of words, not a body of thoughts and feelings. Yes, our thoughts and feelings and experiences may catalyze our poems, but how we choreograph our words, how we make meaning (not what our words say or mean), is what moves a poem from self-expression to literary art. How do we make such poems, textual/subtextual bodies that enact and transform experience (rather than report or describe it) so that discovery or rediscovery is possible for both writer and reader?

We build them from the inside out, which requires relating to language primarily as material, as our artistic medium (and secondarily as meaning). For each session of this 8-session writing circle, we will examine, via the interrogation and discussion of model poems, one of multiple local or global strategies that make a poem poetry, followed by a generative or revision exercise to practice that strategy.
 
This Writing Circle is for you if you’re seeking:

  • a breakthrough in, or jumpstart to, your poem-making
  • practical, immediately applicable craft strategies for drafting and revising
  • a structure for learning and practicing in digestible pieces
  • fresh distinctions for interrogating and illuminating your poems


Marj Hahne is a freelance editor, writer, and writing teacher, and a 2015 MFA graduate from the Rainier Writing Workshop, with a concentration in poetry. She has performed and taught at over 100 venues around the country, as well as been featured on public radio and television programs. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art exhibits, and dance performances. Committed to making poetry hospitable for everyone, she launched a YouTube channel featuring videos in which she reads poems to dogs (BARK & BARD) and pairs poems with craft beers (MASH), craft spirits (DISTILL), and coffee (PO-JOE).
www.MarjHahne.com

YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2LxHUG2





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