Matter of Life and Verse: Writing Poetry
Leader: Michael Metivier
"Tell all truth," wrote Emily Dickinson, "but tell it slant." Poetry, through wordplay and its various forms, allows us to experiment artfully with the matter of life--our loves and losses, fears and dreams, and every mundane thing in between--so as to give it better resonance, a heightened urgency, and a timeless quality. In this class, our reading and discussion of good poems will frame in-class writing exercises and the creation and sharing of our own good poems.
Meets Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21 (six sessions) from 6 to 8pm.
Note: Registration fee of $25 requested. Register by contacting AVA at (603) 448-3117 .
Michael Metivier’s poems have appeared in Poetry, Washington Square, North American Review, and African American Review, among other journals. As a musician under the name Oweihops, he has opened for such artists including Kristin Hersh, Red Heart the Ticker, and Elephant Micah. He is an editor at Chelsea Green Publishing in White River Junction, and lives in Vermont with his wife and two daughters.