Ignored Magic: The Poetry of the Ordinary *NEW*

New writers often approach poetry as a language whose purpose differs from everyday speech, relying on weighty word choices. The poem you are most likely to keep in your pocket doesn't work anywhere near this hard. We will explore the magic of the simple, truthful, and sometimes weird. We will focus on the eccentric integrity of the writer's voice. You will cultivate the ability to see your subject as it really is, gorgeously odd and “bumpy”; utterly separate from the descriptors commonly imposed on it. Instructor: Frannie Lindsay

Sections

IGNO-FA19.01

Start Date

September 16, 2019

Time

3:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$240.00

Availability

0

8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begins Sep. 16

No class Oct. 14 & Nov. 11

Instructors: Frannie Lindsay

Instructor

Frannie Lindsay

Frannie Lindsay's fifth book is If Mercy (The Word Works, 2016). Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, Field, Hunger Mountain, Salamander, etc. It also appears in Best American Poetry 2014. Frannie has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is completing her sixth collection. She offers writing consultations in any genre. She is also a classical pianist.