Winter 2018: The Magic of the Poetic Line


Winter 2018: The Magic of the Poetic Line


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February 10 & 11, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructor: Sawnie Morris
For writers at all levels

How do we determine when and why to break the lines in our poems? How might visual cues and punctuation further reveal a poem’s meanings? In this workshop, we’ll focus on lineation. We’ll write, we’ll consider an array of exciting possibilities available to us in the shaping of our poems, and we’ll write again, making new poems in which every turn of the line is a turn toward deeper meaning.

Sawnie Morris won the New Issues Poetry Award judged by Major Jackson for Her, Infinite (2016). Other recent honors include the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (judge: Lee Upton); inclusion in BAX:2016, Best American Experimental Poetry; a feature in the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of Poets & Writers; and a poem in Poetry.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at with your name, contact information, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at for more information.