Meter Crash Course
October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Claudia Gary
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Sunday, 10/27/19 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Improve your ear for meter, and fine-tune your understanding of how meter works in poetry. Have you ever wondered how scanning the lines of your first draft can make for a better poem? Do you know why listening for the natural rhythms of speech can strengthen your writing? Guided by an internationally published author of sonnets, villanelles, and other metrical poems, this one-day workshop includes scansion of well- known poems, writing exercises, and, if you like, close examination of a poem you’ve drafted prior to class. You’ll leave with new insights about improving the auditory qualities of all your poems and prose.
Claudia Gary is author of “Humor Me” (2006) and several chapbooks, most recently “Genetic Revisionism” (2019). Internationally published and anthologized, she is also a former poetry editor, three-time finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and a health science writer for vvaveteran.org. Claudia teaches workshops at The Writer’s Center (writer.org) and Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (faes.org). She has chaired panels including “The Sonnet in 2016” (West Chester University (Pa.) Poetry Conference, June 2016), “Poetry and Music” (Frost Farm Conference, Derry NH, June 2018), and “Why Poets Need Science & Why Scientists Need Poetry” (WCU Poetry Conference, June 2019). See pw.org/content/claudia_gary and follow at @claudiagary.