513 S Presa
San Antonio, TX
9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013
The class will begin with a discussion of Pound's principles of poetry and will address the question of their relevancy and usefulness to poetry today. We'll look at selected poems to observe various, quirky, and instructive approaches to diction, including work by Wallace Stevens, Galway Kinnell, Jean Valentine, and others to discover how diction functions in particular poems. We'll apply what we've learned by examining a poem brought by each class participant with an eye toward trimming what's superfluous and taking full advantage of diction as a tool in the poet’s repertoire. Applicants to this master class must submit 3 poems to email@example.com by June 30, in application for attendance.
Registration Deadline: June 30
CPE Credits: 8 Language Arts
Class Limit: 12
Barbara Ras received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. Her first collection of poems, Bite Every Sorrow (LSU Press, 1998) was selected by C.K. Williams to receive the 1997 Walt Whitman Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she is the director of Trinity University Press in San Antonio. $125