Letting Narrative Lead the Way [Workshop]

Much of poetry’s delight stems from a poet’s ability to combine things that are unlike and surprising. In this workshop we will explore how poems which blend two narratives create a third meaning or larger narrative. To start, we’ll look at selections from T.R. Hummer, Julianna Baggott, and Larry Levis, among others. We’ll then explore poetic narratives ourselves via in-class exercises.