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Poetry Master Class with Karin Gottshall


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• What we'll do
Figuration Smorgasbord: Roll up Your Sleeves and Get Messy with Metaphor

There’s more to figurative language than what you learned in elementary school. In this workshop we’ll take a deep dive into the realm of metaphor, investigating its ability to widen our minds and perceptive abilities. We’ll look at examples of poems that use figurative effects such as synesthesia, metonymy, and synecdoche, along with our old favorites from elementary school, and then we’ll craft our own poems using generative exercises and prompts.

This workshop is funded in part by the BCA Community Fund.

• Important to know:
Karin will be offering 3 separate workshops with us in March (Saturdays, March 3, 10, and 17). These workshops do not need to be taken as a series. Since the workshops are coming up soon, we won’t be holding a lottery for these. Please sign up for the workshops individually.

• More about Karin:
Karin Gottshall is the author of two award-winning collections of poems and three chapbooks published by independent presses. Her most recent book is The River Won't Hold You (Ohio State University Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in national literary journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, FIELD, and Colorado Review. She teaches poetry writing at Middlebury College and directs the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf.