In Love with Love Poems: Old Cliches, New Ironies, the Same Old Chestnuts, Some in Sonnet Form
This workshop involves reading, writing, and debate about the love poem. The sonnet form, traditionally focused on love, will provide a starting point for in-class writing exercises. We’ll also examine strategies and techniques as they are variously employed by poets such as: Ian Duhig, Michael Donaghy, Carol Ann Duffy, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sharon Olds, C.K. Williams, Hugo Williams, Alice Oswald, Tom Clarke, Paul Muldoon and Douglas Dunn. You needn’t be in love to attend.