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Accessing the Power of Poetry
Featured Poets:Peter Serchuk
January 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to March 26, 2014
Rolfe Hall, 3116 Rolfe Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

This course is designed for those who would like to their enhance their experience with poetry as readers or writers or both--but who often find the poetry they encounter difficult to understand, much less enjoy. Through exploring a variety of work by poets, famous and not so famous, you learn how they use imagery, metaphor, tone, voice, and poetic form to create accessible, engaging, and affecting work. You also delve into the great range of styles and subjects these poets tackle, and see how they connect their personal experience to larger, more universal themes. For those interested in writing poetry, you receive assignments related to the specific styles and subjects under discussion. The goal for everyone is to experience an epiphany on the power of poetry to inspire, entertain, instruct, and fulfill, and, for those who wish to write, to have in-hand poems that reflect your particular stylistic and thematic interests. The instructor is Peter Serchuk.  His work has appeared in Paris Review, Missouri Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Best American Erotic Poems 1800 to the Present, among many others.

Info: 310-825-9415

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