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Coffee cup  pen and a napkin printed with words associated with poetry How Do Poems Work? CSYA08-202460 is a Course

How Do Poems Work? CSYA08-202460

Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024

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City Summer Youth Academy is for students ranging from incoming 6th graders through currently enrolled high school students. CSYA is underwritten by a generous grant from the Wells-Fargo Foundation.

How do Poems Work?

Monday-Friday, 7/29-8/2/2024, 9:00am-11:30am, online

Instructor: Nora Boxer

Poet Adrienne Rich said, "Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe." In this workshop, we'll work in fun ways with technical aspects of poetry so that we can finesse how we express ourselves. These techniques include line breaks, enjambment, the stanza, similes and metaphors, and rhythm and repetition. Whether you are a new poet or an advanced one, come investigate the mechanics of language with us! You’ll also have the opportunity to share and discuss your creative writing with the group! 

This will be a live synchronous course. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. You will also need a designated notebook and something to write with.

Instructor Bio:

Nora Boxer has taught a variety of creative writing classes for adults at City Extension since 2015, and previously worked as a writer-in-the-schools with youth writers in Austin, TX. Formerly a long-time Bay Area resident, Nora is now a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches undergraduate classes.