On Making: A Poetry Workshop
In this course, we will focus on making creativity and inspiration. We will read the work of published poets alongside their interviews, artist statements, and/or manifestos, connecting each poet’s work with her or his poetic ideals, creativity, and artistic process. We will travel to New York City on field trips to see works of art and to visit artists’ studios, where we will have the opportunity to ask the artists about their creative process. In addition, students will interview one another and write a poetic manifesto. And each week, we will discuss and workshop the student’s own work.