Music in Poetry: Sense Follows Sound

CRN: 
60054
Course Dates: 
Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2011
Times: 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Mike Ross
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

This poetry/writing course will explore the “music of poetry”—patterns of vowels and consonants that expand meaning. We will examine how music works in successful poems by modern masters. Then we will devise strategies to make our own poems more musical, more accessible and stronger. You will be asked to write a poem a week.

Mike Ross’s (ubifil@charter.net) poems have appeared in Potomac Review, The Evansville Review, Waterways, and others. He has studied with Sharon Olds, Joan Murray, Eamon Grennan, and Robert Bly, among others.