After a lot of ups and downs in 2012, and a fairly rocky start to 2013, things are reaching a somewhat even keel again, and I’m anxious to get going on this new era we’ve entered. I’m looking forward to teaching a new class online for The Loft–registration is open now. Prices have been reduced considerably, and I hope this allows more people to participate, whether in my class or in any of the marvelous classes The Loft offers. Here’s the info:
Triggering Inspiration–Online through The Loft
February 18-April 14, 2013
Where do poem ideas come from? Finding a way to sustain poetry writing beyond those first emotion-driven poems that we just have to write is often the challenge facing poets who have been writing for awhile. In this course we will be reading and discussing Richard Hugo’s excellent book on poetic inspiration and poetry writing, The Triggering Town. Each week we will read one of the book’s eight short chapters and discuss what we find there, in addition to writing a new poem from a prompt and posting it for discussion and feedback. Poets will come out of this class with eight new poems, as well as some new tools for generating inspiration and ideas.
One scholarship available–first-come, first-served. See registration link below.
Class details and Online Registration–CLICK HERE
It’s not necessary to know this part of the poem’s origin to understand or appreciate the poem–ultimately it can apply to any number of situations–but if you are taking the time to read this blog, the least I can do is give you a little insider info in exchange for your interest. Cue Paul Harvey–Now you know…the rest of the story.