Imagery in Poetry
Images are one important way that a poem thinks and makes an argument. By improving our description powers we can build stronger poems that reach beyond words to a powerful collective of visual language. In class, participants will look at a few examples, and explore how expansive images can provide us with a toolbox of words, relationships, and options to focus and strengthen our poems. Bring a poem to be worked on in class (typed, not more than one page) that has imagery you want to improve and expand.