This workshop is intended for writers who are interested in sensual detail (relating to or drawing from the five senses) with the understanding that poetry cannot exist without spirit, soul, shadow, duende, intuition. During first half of the class we practice traditional forms such as the sonnet, ghazal, pantoum and during the second half of the class we will move toward modernized and invented forms: the contemporary zuihitsu, erasure, and hybrid forms combining poetry and visual art, all the while moving toward your own individualized form(s). During our discussions we will explore poetic devices, formal strategies, structure, rhythm, and sound. Students are asked to write and read consistently, experiment, and be passionate about creation.
The Sensual Form With Tina Chang