Write Here, Write Now: Anaphora Anaphora with Shelley Wong
Date(s): Monday, February 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Experimental, Poetry
About this Event
Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This month: Anaphora with Shelley Wong!
Anaphora uses a repeated phrase or word at the beginning of a line, and poets often use it for obsessive poems, varying the content it contains to keep the reader locked in and leaping. In this workshop, we'll study how poems by Matthew Olzmann, Ada Limon, Solmaz Sharif, and others move and accumulate through anaphora, what makes these poems surprising, and ways in which we enter and exit the poem. Together, we'll generate our own anaphora poems and experiment, taking our obsessions as far as they can go.