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A Year in Poetry--Using Nature as Metaphor

A Year in Poetry--Using Nature as Metaphor

Writing poems is discovery on paper, and good poems surprise and delight the poet as much as anyone. In this workshop, designed for both new and experienced friends of poetry, you will try on a variety of styles and forms as your own poetic voice evolves. We will examine poems that use nature as metaphor, and will find ways to turn our own observations of spring and of human life into poetry.Yellow Arrow Journal poetry editor and award-winning poet Ann Quinn brings a playful and generous spirit to her classes. In the words of one student, “Ann leads her writers with the lightest touch. They do the work, but it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like love.”

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Gwen Van Velsor
‭(808) 333-1199‬

Event Details

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
‭(808) 333-1199‬


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In the words of a recent student: Poetry? I hadn't thought about it much since school days. That is, until I took Ann Quinn's class. And then, the world changed. I was suddenly looking at the world differently, with everything from the simple to the complex, ordinary to extraordinary, as a potential poetry topic, using tools and techniques learned in the class. And the additional joy was sharing our writing assignments in class, each of us with a unique approach based on our life experiences, enhanced by Ann's thoughtful comments and guidance.