“No ideas but in things.”—William Carlos Williams Poets have used their art to represent their world for millennia, first by voice, then in written form. They express their observations, relationships, and emotions using voice, lyric, narrative, image, rhythm, form, and sound. In this course, poets will workshop their own writing shared with class members and also read and discuss poems from modern and contemporary poets. A series of writing exercises will focus on craft and technique with special attention paid to image, line, and the self-editing process. We will also look at publishing opportunities. Class members will be encouraged to widen the scope of their writing and to lift their voices. Our goals are to share ideas and poems, work together, and grow as poets in a trusting and creative environment. The course welcomes writers of all levels of experience. • Active participation.