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Saturday, May 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Poet and the Line

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Fragment, disruption, pattern, and line. These elements are our currency, no matter what kind of poetry we write. We use and break the poetic line strategically to create drama, intrigue, and surprise. After learning about James Longenbach’s paradigm of “annotated” and “parsed” lines, this workshop will focus on the way that the poetic line can help us build and subvert expectation in both lineated and prose poems. The session will be particularly helpful for any poet who wants to revisit the way they look at revision. Through interactive activities, discussion, examples, and our own writing, we’ll sharpen our attention to what line breaks do.

Link to recording: https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/play/1KeFHZ_hp5fGW0uLAnuAYg16FzOlHLPbQUoYg20WerVylKTnCN2gbMlXVSktBd8Xwt5mIhvwvrXRqkJg.YCX5qxzh1ToDNesb?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=qzR9L_sWS-S-bcf64VFuTg.1621958442322.15b17ae5be4a2d75890780d7db387743&_x_zm_rhtaid=928

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Freesia McKee

Freesia McKee is a poet, micro-memoirist, book reviewer, and teacher. She’s a 2021 contributor to the Ploughshares blog and the essays editor at South Florida Poetry Journal. Find Freesia on Twitter: @freesiamckee... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT