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The Musical Sentence: The Prose Poem or Poetic Prose

Intermediate/Advanced. The prose poem is a border genre. It is perfectly suited to articulating consciousness, to the figuring out of the relationship between language and meaning. If you write fiction or nonfiction, working with the prose poem will help you with style and originative structures. If you are poet, writing in sentences and paragraphs will reveal to you new rhythms, forms, and associations. We will look at works and authors from imagism, surrealism, objectivism, the New York School, and Language poetry.

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Instructor: Erich Schweikher

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/28/2017

End Date: 11/16/2017

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Erich Schweikher

Erich Schweikher recently returned to Seattle after seven years of teaching and writing in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the co-founder and editor of the annual poetry/poetics journal Northside Review. (He finds that it is often more enjoyable to publish others’ work than write his own.) His poems and essays have appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Action Yes, and 42opus, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, he has always had a fondness for the sea. He still dreams of being a tugboat captain.

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