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Sundays, Nov 21 - Dec 19
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

4 classes, meets weekly
Genre: Poetry 
  • Fall 2021
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  • Online
Room: Zoom Room 2


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The Ultra-Talk Poetry Workshop

Often you feel the sensation it’s not only completely natural to write lines in poems as if you’re seated next to a fun passenger through a long Amtrak tunnel ride (like weeks) and these seats are so comfy and roomy the both of you are moving mouths, actually speaking to one another. Most of your tangents aren’t even sliding into politics, and if the conversation tilts a little one-sided, it balances fast, sun is going down, wow it’s really getting good now (no phone signal). It may be necessary to write poems in this manner the rest of time because hey you employed the casual approach on several historic job interviews and look they hired you–why not try in literature? This advanced workshop will explore the Ultra-Talk Poem, from unbuttoned origins through post-post-post-post modern poets like David Kirby, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Sandra Simonds, Barbara Hamby, Mark Halliday, Denise Duhamel, you and I. Chat should be pretty easy, it’s just speech, right? It’s not exactly easy, though it may be prettier than we’ve ever heard.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12
  • December 19
No class:
  • November 28

The MuseTeacher: Jeffrey Hecker

Prerequisite: Open to poets with workshop experience