For writers at all levels
This class will examine short prose forms—the prose poem, the short-short story, and the lyrical essay, among others. We will take a close look within each of the forms to glean some of their distinct qualities while considering how these forms blur into one another. Furthermore, we will touch on their literary antecedents, thus placing them in a tradition. We will consider how prose writers can better employ the poet’s tools: sound, image, metaphor, syntax & diction, voice, meditation, and narrative. Participants will write several prose pieces.