Poetry and the Human Condition

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Holly Mason
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Description

In "Poetry & the Human Condition," students will explore the universal human condition through various poetic forms and styles. "Nature Poetry" or "Eco-poetry" will allow you to see human nature reflected in the natural world. Students will perform close-readings of poems exploring "Love" and "Heartbreak." Poems focused on "Food" and "Family" will dig into the use of sensory details and elements of tradition, connection, and familial complexities. And, lastly, exploring "identity," you will learn to unpack poems from diverse, global, and hyphenated (or intersectional) voices as a way to see how poetry can provide a vehicle to meditate on our own identities and experiences.

Objectives

  • Discover ways in which poetry can reflect the variety of human experience

  • Analyze through critical discussion a variety of classic and contemporary examples of poetry focused on humanity and the worlds it collectively inhabits

  • Explore different forms and how they can explore many types of experience

  • Gain confidence in your vision through peer discussion and collaborative work

  • Receive detailed and constructive feedback from the Instructor on your writing

  • Gain confidence by sharing your work and exchanging useful feedback with other writers

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July 22 - August 12, 2021

4:00 - 5:30pm CST

Poetry

Weekly/Thursdays

Online Workshop

4 student min./10 student max.

14 - 19

Cost:

$375

Instructor:

Holly Mason