Reading: 6:00 p.m., Warner Hall Atrium, WCSU Midtown Campus. Free and open to the public.
Workshop: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., Higgins Hall 206, WCSU Midtown Campus
What’s My Line?
In his essay “The Hydrosyllabic Foot,” Charles Wright argues that most contemporary free verse poetry makes “prose… the unit of measure…, becoming a slide rule without numbers, a compass without a stationary peg, a protractor without angles. It [suffers from], in the long run and the short, a crisis of faith.” We will take a quick look at Wright’s very short essay and use it as the basis for discussion of your approach to the poetic line in your own poems. Please bring with you one poem (written by anyone) that you believe constructs the line effectively and one poem of your own (no longer than 30 lines, please) for open discussion (bring 15 copies of each poem).
This workshop is open to current MFA students, graduates, mentors, and WCSU undergraduates. If you want to attend, please let me know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.