Workshop-style class designed especially designed for published poets who are experienced in free verse and want to explore the potential of meter and form.
This workshop-style class is designed for you if you are a highly experienced, actively publishing poet who writes mostly in free verse and wishes to explore meter and form, whether to enhance the rhythmic and structural level in your own poems or better to teach your creative writing students. The curriculum of this small, intensive immersion in meter and form will be determined in part by the aesthetic interests and passions of the poets in the group. No educational background in prosody is necessary. Class meets on Zoom for six Wednesdays, 4-6 PM UCT/GMT (11-1 ET, 8-10 PT)
The workshop meets over six weekly 2-hour Zoom ssessions and also includes a private dedicated class discussion circle in Annie’s online community. Registration for this class will be processed through Poet & Priestess Community. To register, please visit poetandpriestess.org and click Join to join the community. After your request to join is approved, choose Classes in the left hand menu and click on the class name. Feel free to contact us with any questions: email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
About the Workshop Facilitator
Annie Finch has published seven books of poetry including The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells, Eve, and Calendars. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Penguin Book of the Sonnet, and the Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. She has also published numerous books on meter and poetic form for poets, scholars, and poetry lovers including A Poet’s Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form, The Body of Poetry, and The Ghost of Meter and edited or coedited poetics anthologies including An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets on the Diversity of Their Art, A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women, Multiformalisms: Postmodern Poetics of Form, Villanelles, and Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters. Annie has taught poetry workshops and classes on meter and scansion for three decades to poets and poetry-lovers of every age and level of education and poetic experience. She earned a Ph.D from Stanford, taught as a tenured professor of creative writing at Miami University, lectured on poetry at universities including Berkeley, Harvard, and Oxford, and served as Director of Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. In addition to awards for her poetry (National Poetry Series Finalist, Yale Series of Younger Poets Finalist, and the Sarasvati Award), Annie has received the Robert Fitzgerald Award for her lifetime contribution to the art and craft of Versification. Annie’s approach to teaching meter combines deep expertise in the nuances of meter and form with the joy and excitement of creative discovery.