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One Day Poetry Workshop: The Deep Music of Prosody w John Morrison | Jan 14 | In-Person FULL — WAITLIST 0NLY

Attic Institute 4232 SE Hawthorne, Portland

“To talk about formal verse is meaningless – poetry is form.” ~ Robert Pinsky Poets know that prosody is akin to prayer and how words gain and deliver their energy. But, for so many of us born into the free verse tradition, the study of prosody can sound like the poetic equivalent of “eat your peas.” Well, you can really like peas, fresh peas, anyway, and they are great for your skin. Prosody is the study and practice of the deep music in poetry (think meter, rhyme, cadence) and is key to all our strict forms like sonnet, villanelle, and sestina. In our Saturday session, along with drafting a few forms, we’ll explore how to “crack open” our own reluctant poems, discover our own rhythmic…

$88 – $107