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Indelible Music of the Line with Carlie Hoffman (via Zoom)

July 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


What makes poetry a form of music? What is the power of the poetic line? This 2-hour craft class will focus on the rhythm of the line in poetry to help students develop the music of their own poems and strengthen their own individual poetic voices. Students will examine closely the use of line breaks, syntax, as well as commonly used metrical feet in formal poetry, particularly the anapest and the dactyl, to generate their own poems that stretch, bend, and play with language to break through to strange, interesting, and indelible sounds in their own poetry.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom (Sunday, July 21, 12:30-2:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes.

Carlie Hoffman lives in Brooklyn and is the author of one previous collection of poetry, This Alaska (Four Way Books, 2021), winner of the NCPA Gold Award in poetry and a finalist for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award. A poet and translator, her honors include a “Discovery” / Boston Review prize and a Poet’s & Writers Amy Award. Carlie is the founder and editor-in-chief of Small Orange Journal.


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Indelible Music of the Line (Carlie Hoffman)
$ 130.00
15 available


July 21
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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