Ignored Magic: The Poetry of the Ordinary *NEW*

New writers often approach poetry as a language whose purpose differs from everyday speech, relying on cumbersome word choices. But 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 weird. We will focus on the eccentric integrity of the writer’s voice. You will cultivate the ability to see your subject with all its gorgeous lumps; your poems will celebrate the oddball every day as itself. Instructor: Frannie Lindsay



Start Date

April 6, 2020









8 Mondays, 3-5pm. Begin Apr.6

New time differs from print catalog No class Apr. 20 & May 25

Instructors: Frannie Lindsay


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.