In this class we’ll write lucky charms, invent horoscope poems, we’ll divine lines from Tarot readings, and take inspiration from weather lore. We’ll retell and reinvent old wives tales. Each week we’ll read 1-2 source texts by Anne Sexton, Linda Pastan, Carol Ann Duffy, Timothy Liu, Anne Carson, and Lisa Marie Basile, paired with a brief example text from the folklore focus for the week. From these readings, we’ll write new poems born out of a prompt linked to that week’s topic. Every week will also include optional viewing/listening assignments to provide multiple entry points into inspiration. You’ll be encouraged to post your fresh drafts if you like for light criticism and positive peer feedback in the weekly forums. By the end of class you’ll have 7-8 fresh drafts and a number of fun ways you can use superstitions for inspiration.