*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Writing  Poetry


I am hoping for a small group of enthusiastic poetry writers to join me in responding to poems by Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Anne Sexton, Stephen Spender, and many others in order to generate ideas and structures that will help us write our own new poems. We will perform, describe, and interpret these models. Then, we will share and discuss our own poems to promote revisions in later drafts.
Note: This course does not meet Wednesday, November 22.

Instructor Bio:

Joe Strzepek is an Associate Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, where he taught courses for language arts and English teachers (1970-2008) and directed the Central Virginia Writing Project. He earned an AB at Hamilton College, an MAT at Harvard University, and a PhD at Stanford University. Besides teaching his own classes in poetry writing, writing poems, and giving readings at national and state professional meetings, Joe has enjoyed working with many local poets in classes they have taught and in individual publication tutorials.

Recommended Reading:

Koch, Kenneth. Rose, Where did You get That Red?: Teaching Great Poetry to Children, 1990.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B24 Joe Strzepek Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13 We 2:00-3:30 p.m. OLLI Conference Room WL

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