Weekend Intensive: Free Verse—What It Is, and How to Write It

$205.00 Members
$230.00 Non-members

Free Verse is not a form of freedom, it is a form of verse, or rather forms of verse. From Frost's and Eliot's loose iambics, to Elizabeth Daryush's (and Marianne Moore's, and Dylan Thomas's, and W. S. Merwin's) syllabics, to William Carlos Williams's variable foot, to Jeffers's stress-based lines, to Ginsberg's anaphoric versicles, to Olson, Duncan, and Creeley's Projective Verse, to Ogden Nash's rhyme-driving, free verse has a long, complex history. Join us as we look at all the major schools that have come into being over the last 150 years, discuss how they work and why, and then try our own hands at each.

Please note: this class will meet Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Instructor: David Rothman Learn More


May 04, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pmMay 05, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pmMay 06, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm