Seeing is Believing: Drafting the Lasting Image

In The Poet’s Companion, Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux argue that images should “produce a bit of magic, a reality so real it is like being alive twice.” After mining our imaginations and memories, how do we deepen a reader’s experience with the poem via the image? How does one draft an image readers will remember? This workshop-focused course will explore the image, its implications, as more than mere scenery, and seeks to focus the image at the poem’s center. To do this, participants will review poems with images that reverberate and reimagine poems with images that idle.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Students must have completed two 200-level CWR courses prior to enrollment. For enrollment permission, please register via the google form for CWR 313.

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Mondays, 1:30-3:20 PM


Nicole Sealey