Alle’s Poetry Picks for Winter Classes at Richard Hugo House

call the poetI know nothing about poetry, so don’t ask me. Since you didn’t ask …

Ed Skoog is offering Intro to Poetry Writing. With poetically-appropriate complexity, his class description states, “Previous experience with poetry isn’t required, although all levels are welcome.”

Ooooooooo. I met with Ed (for a fiction piece) during his term as Hugo House Writer in Residence. Of the numerous gems he dropped my way, he said, “Fiction happens in the paragraph.” He encouraged me to reconsider how I approach line breaks. And he was right—my graphs began to happen. I bet he could happen-up your poetry.

Snow Falling on David Guterson is teaching something whose description has something to do with poetry. Poets out there, a little help?

  • Fiction picks here. Non-fiction here.
  • Check back tomorrow for the announcement of The Final Pick: The Mystery Category. And …
  • a poetry-oriented prize-ish thingy involving money. Gobs and gobs of it. A hint.

Author: allehall

I am a writer. I write to explore childhood: literary essays and short fiction, journalism, and three haiku. My published work expresses my belief that everything which did or did not happen to me as a child is manifesting in everything that is or is not happening to me today. More importantly, it is also manifesting for my children. I believe funny is the new navel-gazing, and that the best funny keeps a penny's worth of serious in an accessible pocket. Little-known fact: I have a completed novel decorating the inside of a desk drawer. Perhaps it is not funny enough.

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