This Zoom workshop will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in January and February. Poet and writing instructor, Zara Raab, will combine discussions of good poems and how to read them with poetic techniques. The focus will be on contemporary poets. Registration is required and space is limited.
Session 2: Close to the Bone. How to write from your life without spilling secrets: Writing true emotions and inventing context. We will read several poems by Robert Hass, Louise Gluck, Heather McHugh, and others, who manages to write about the crises of contemporary life without saying (much) about her own personal story. How much detail –and what kind--is needed to tell a story?