Read Like a Poet
Explore the world of verse by learning to read poems with the eyes (and ears, nose, heart, and lungs) of a poet. Readers will come away understanding what they missed in high school and college lit classes. Fiction and nonfiction writers will gain a deeper appreciation of the form and some inspiration for ways to integrate poetic devices into their prose. And, poets will find their poetic vision sharpened and their founts replenished. For poets (all levels) and serious readers who want to develop a love for reading verse. This class meets 2 Thursdays, October 8 & 15; 6–7:30 pm.
About the Instructor: Julie Funderburk is author of the poetry collection The Door That Always Opens from LSU Press and a limited-edition chapbook from Unicorn Press. She is the recipient of fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her work appears in 32 Poems, Cave Wall, The Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Ploughshares. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte.