Where do poets get their ideas? This class will focus on the raw material of poetry: images, experiences, and ideas and how to transform them into publishable poems. We will discuss the techniques and forms of poetry by exploring works from modern poets and examples of poems published in current journals. Class assignments will include gathering and discussing raw material, writing in different forms, editing poetry, and sharing and discussing the poems in progress. We will also discuss strategies for publishing your work. This class is for poets of any level and experience. Beginners are most welcome. Facilitated Discussion. Writing.