Worries of the Poet, Tools of the Essayist (CREATE A1)

Thanks to poetry’s compressed nature, every choice before a poet seems explosive. It’s no wonder the poet often seems distracted. He is thinking about a linebreak–how it might shatter his poem. However, in the hands of the essayist, these choices–these considerations–become tools to create, shape, and polish a piece.

This session will provide attendees with six “considerations” poets face and demonstrate their relevance to essayists. Attendees will see how making wise choices about poetic considerations like the balance of a line, doubt, the heat of a metaphor, meter, punctuation, and white space can make an essay stronger.

Attendees will study these considerations at the writing, revising, and editing stages of crafting an essay.

This session welcomes essayists at all levels of experience.

Location: Salon A Date: August 13, 2016 Time: 9:45 am - 10:30 am marshall warfield Marshall Warfield