When something moves us to the core, it yearns for a poem to illuminate it.Poems are a deep breath of life, the taste of a moment or a memory lit, words of a smile or a wondering. Poems are seeing inside-out. Imagery, metaphor, meter and rhyme, personification, alliteration, voice, query, are all colors in the pallet of a poem. The questions are: What am I seeing, hearing, feeling? What are the words in the stillness?With the use of many writing exercises based on favorite poems, we'll explore how to make visible and tangible the invisible and intangible. We'll have lots of time for writing. At the close we'll assemble a collection of favorites and cover them beautifully to take home.
Meet your Instructor
Diane Worfolk Allison
Diane graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, with an art/English core and honed her skills in many writing classes and workshops in Chicago and New York City. An illustrator, Montessori teacher, performer and story-teller as well as a writer, her work has been published by Little Brown, Harcourt Brace, Dutton, McGraw-Hill, The Christian Science Publishing Society and the Writings of Mary Baker Eddy (Big with Blessings and others). She’s written poems and a series of essays on art for children for The Christian Science Monitor, and biographies of artists for Raw Vision magazine. She's performed her one-woman, one-act, one-puppet play MIRIAM, at the New York City Fringe Festival and in cities across the country. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son, and is an avid proponent of the power of Christian Science Reading Rooms. Despite wishing it was updated, http://www.dianewallison.com/