Poetry and Delight
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Old School Square 51 North Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 243-7922

We have all read and studied poems of great sorrow, deep love, and intellectual probing. But what about delight? How might a poem be served by writing from a place of delight, and what might we learn from the many poets who have reached for delight? In this workshop, we’ll look at how poets have translated delight into their work, how they have delighted in building a poem, and how they have employed craft elements to convey delight. After discussing various models, ranging from Issa to O’Hara, trying to suss out the “poetics of delight,” we will write and share our own poems using these models as prompts.

moore_authorphoto-1Ellene Glenn Moore is a writer living in sunny South Florida. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, where she held a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship. Ellene’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Raleigh ReviewBrevity, Best New PoetsNinth LetterCritical Flame, and elsewhere, and her chapbook The Dark Edge of the Bluff is forthcoming from Green Writers Press in 2017.