Getting Unstuck: a Guide for Poets

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Feeling stuck? Working playfully with words and images is a great way to discover a new poem, or to bring new life to an old draft trapped in revision mode. We will use prompts and creative exercises intended to break down the inner critic, and explore literary tools (line breaks, meter, rhyme) as means for creative experimentation. Participants will also learn ways to look for patterns in their work — places where they become stuck habitually — and how to work through them effectively. The goal is to learn that being “stuck” can be a useful tool in itself: a signal that something very interesting can be said, if the poet is brave enough to say it. All poets are welcome in this class, regardless of age, experience, or level of publication.

NO SET MEETING TIME: This workshop will take place over Moodle, which is an asynchronous forum based platform. The instructor will post a lesson and assignment every Monday, and participants have all week to log in and read the lessons/post assignments/comment on other classmates’ work. Shortly before the start date participants will recieve an email with login info. Please check your spam if you don’t see it.

About Rose Strode

Rose Strode is a teacher, gardener, essayist, and poet. She is the recipient of the Sidney L. Gulick Fellowship at the Brauer Museum of Art at Valpariso University in Chicago; a student in the M.F.A. program for poetry at George Mason University; and a volunteer garner at a Buddhist temple.


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