Talks on the craft of writing poetry with some of America’s most engaging and award-winning poets, January 19-24, 2016. Consult the full schedule of public events to purchase tickets. Craft Talks are every afternoon at 2:00 pm Tuesday-Friday. Two poets will speak for 1/2 hour each, followed by an informal Q&A. Titles for the talk:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Mary Szybist: Repetition and Resonance
Kevin Young:  Throw Your Voice

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Carl Dennis:  “Four Virtues”
Laure-Anne Bosselaar:  Conveying Emotion through Imagery, Address,
Personification and Pathetic Fallacy
(A Close Read of “Two Trees” by Larry Levis)

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Denise Duhamel:  It Takes Two: Collaborative Poetry
Tom Sleigh:  From the Top Down and From Side to Side: Line/Syntax/Stanza”

Friday, January 22, 2016
Carol Frost:  The Imperative in ‘The Emperor of Ice Cream”
Thomas Lux:  Two Sonnets by Bill Knott