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Saturday, April 30 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Everyone Loves Some One's Repeating: Using Repetition To Make A Poem FULL

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As Gertrude Stein has made us aware, we are our repeating. And, in truth, repetition (whether of sound, as in rhyme, or phrases, as in the use of refrain) is also an essential element in many poems, giving them their music. But beyond obvious (and over-used) forms, like pantoums and sestinas and villanelles, we'll discover patterns in free verse poems that can show us different ways to use repetition as a construction-method for poems on any subject we want to address. We'll look at some of these, and each of us will build a new poem using one or another of these patterns.

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Alan Feldman

Alan Feldman’s first book, The Happy Genius (SUN, 1978) won the Elliston Book Award for the best poetry collection by a small, independent press in the United States. He’s since published ten chapbooks, a critical study of Frank O’Hara, and more two prize-winning books, A Sail to Great Island (2004) and Immortality (2015), with the University of Wisconsin Press. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Hawthorne Essex Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970

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