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Modes in Poems
November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$105 – $165
Instructor: Natasha Sajé, Ph.D
Tuition: Early Bird $105 (Members only through November 3)
$120 (Members); $165 (Non-members)
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Identifying mode in poems is a valuable diagnostic and revision method. In this workshop, we’ll define the four modes—lyric, narrative, argument, description—and read examples of each. Then we’ll turn to participants’ poems, first identifying the dominant mode and then asking whether the poem would be better served by a different one. Please bring copies of two poems that you’re unhappy with, but note that we might not have time for both.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poems: Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994); Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004); and Vivarium (Tupelo Press, 2014); a poetry handbook, Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (Michigan, 2014); and many essays in such venues as the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Liberal Education. Sajé teaches at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and in the Vermont College of Fine Arts M.F.A. in Writing program.
(Credit: David Baddley)
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