Poetry for Novelists
Some of the longest-lived poetry in the world tells a story (ever hear of The Odyssey?), while some of the longest-lived and best-loved novels have a poetic sensibility in their writing (ever hear of The Great Gatsby?). But even apart from high-falutin’ artsy writing, so-called genre or popular fiction can benefit in marvelous ways from many of the principles of poetry. Find out what those are and how to employ them in a class that will feature examples, exercises, invective, and possibly even a rhyme or two.