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Poetry Writing Workshop with Susan Roney-O’Brien: Syllabics from Basho to Yeats and Beyond

March 20, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Do you remember clapping out the syllables of your name in first grade? Pure syllabic poetry is common in languages like Japanese but rarer in English, which counts both syllables and stresses. Starting with haikus, we will try our hands at writing tankas, nonets, roundels, cinquains, and diamantes. And as we go along, we’ll applaud each other’s syllabic creations and explore how poets like Yeats, Thomas, and Plath used the syllabic form.

Susan Roney-O’Brien earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College and is the author of five poetry collections. She hosts monthly poetry readings, teaches workshops, and coordinates the Stanley Kunitz summer writing series.

This event is organized by Worcester Public Library.

Details

Date:
March 20, 2021
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Venue

Zoom Online Meeting
United States
Phone
508-797-4770
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Organizer

Worcester Public Library
Phone
508-799-1655
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