The Mysteries of Writing Poetry Revealed
Poet-try 6: Back To Basics
Dates: October 1 — November 19
What is a poem and why should I care?
How can I make poems without understanding how “meter” works? What are my choices when writing a poem? How do I revise? How do I send it out? These are some of the questions we’ll try to answer in this 8-week online class.
Stephanie Barbé Hammer
Descended from Norwegian plumbers on one side, and broke bohemian Russian aristocrats on the other, Stephanie Barbé Hammer has published short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in Mosaic, The Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, NYCBigCityLit, Rhapsoidia, CRATE, and the Hayden’s Ferry Review among others.
She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize four times in poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories. Her other books include the prose poem chapbook Sex with Buildings (Dancing Girl Press, 2012) and a full-length poetry collection HOW FORMAL? (Spout Hill Press, 2014).
A former New Yorker and survivor of Manhattan’s elite private schools, Stephanie is an award winning teacher and Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside. She now teaches at writers’ associations, conferences, galleries, bookstores and anywhere readers and writers want to learn about creativity, world literature, and why the imagination matters.