Poetry for People Terrified of Poetry

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Poetry for People Terrified of Poetry

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Ever wondered why not all poems rhyme? Curious about all that white space? Secretly enjoy the occasional NPR poetry reading, but afraid to admit it to your friends? 

The good news is it’s never too late to face your fears. Come explore the tragedies, joys, and humor of our contemporary American life with the poems of some of our most kindhearted poets. Along the way, you’ll learn the basics of sound, image, and metaphor in poetry, and why not all poems rhyme. 

  • Instructor: Julie Sumner

  • Length of workshop: One day

  • Date: Saturday, August 3

  • Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

  • Location: Porch HQ: 2811 Dogwood Place

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Julie Sumner is a writer who has worked as a critical care nurse, transplant coordinator, and massage therapist. She recently completed her MFA in poetry at Seattle Pacific University. Her work has appeared in Fathom, The Englewood Review of Books, The Cresset, Juxtaprose, San Pedro River Review, Catalpa Magazine, and The Behemoth.