Poetry Workshop

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All are welcome to participate! Be sure to read, print, and make comments in advance on the three poems to be workshopped.

1) If anyone took the take-home challenge from the last workshop, we'll share those pieces and briefly discuss them.
2) Three participants will each have a poem workshopped by the group.
3) We'll take a look at poetry for which sound is a central element. A quick overview of common sound-based devices will be followed by an exploration of poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (d. 1889) and Dora Malech. If you've written a poem that centers sound, feel free to bring it in; if there's enough time you'll be welcome to read it.

Voluntary take-home challenge:
Create a poem in which sound is a central element - utilizing poetic devices such as assonance (repetition of vowel sounds in nearby words), alliteration (repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words), and consonance (repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or endings of nearby words), among others. Here's a simple and clear overview of poetic sound devices: http://homepage.smc.edu/meeks_christopher/sound%20devices%20used%20in%20poetry.htm

Reading materials can be found here (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/files/).

Want to submit a request to have your work discussed or find out which writers are up for discussion at this workshop? Check our schedule (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/burlington/).

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Leader: Elisabeth Blair