WHO: This class is good for writers who are looking to explore performance, performance poets who are looking to take their poetry to a new level, musicians who are would like to do with words what they can do with music, and anyone who wants to explore spontaneity through language.
HOW: There will be four classes ($10 a class). Each will begin with some "fundamentals" of poetic sound and structure, and then transition into fun, group based improvisational exercises.
Week 1: Introduction to Poetic Rhythm
Week 2: Introduction to Word Sound
Week 3: Introduction to Phrases and Lines
Week 4: Introduction to Poetic Images
WHAT: At the end of the course you will have a grasp on the fundamentals of poetic rhythm, sound, images, and phrasing, you will have a collection of tools to help you feel comfortable in an improvisational setting, as well as tips for the further exploration and practice of freestyle poetry.