Writing Poetry Inspired by Landscape and Place
Course ID: LC023
Current Openings: Yes
This course offers the opportunity for learners to explore the theme of landscape and place within poetry, and analyze and create poems inspired by surroundings. Learners focus on developing their voice within poetry and composing poems for a chapbook and publication.
It is an individualized writer’s workshop designed to provide learners, both beginner and advanced, with creative ideas and feedback. On a weekly basis, the instructor gives lecture notes, assignments, and any recommended readings by email.
Using the theme of landscape/place, analyze poetry, create original poems, and compile a chapbook, in which learners submit either individual poem(s) and/or chapbook for publication.
Lesson 1: Basics of Poetry
Lesson 2: Landscape/Place in Poetry
Lesson 3: Rural Landscapes
Lesson 4: City Landscapes
Lesson 5: What is Place?
Lesson 6: Poetic Voice
Lesson 7: Poetic Forms
Lesson 8: Inspiration
Lesson 9: Poetry as Landscape/Place
Lesson 10: Composing a Chapbook.
Jodi Rowland is a youth minister and freelance writer. She enjoys writing poetry, creative non-fiction, and technical documents. Her publications include Sinking in the Sky Water, a poetry chapbook, and multiple poems in The Angle. Her chapbook is available from FootHills Publishing.
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