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How to End Poems with Sean Singer via Zoom
January 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Join Yale Younger Poet, Sean Singer, for this intensive seminar as he discusses how to end poems. Are poems’ endings a door or a window? The way a poem ends often confounds beginning writers; they don’t want to summarize, repeat themselves, or tie the poem with a neat bow. Some line endings have the power to remain in the memory, even longer than the poems as a whole. For example: “You must change your life” (Rilke); “I have wasted my life” (Wright); “Inns are not residences” (Moore). Endings can give a sense of a completed statement, ask questions, or be overwritten. This seminar will examine successful and unsuccessful ways of ending poems. Sean will prepare a packet of poems to help guide the discussion.
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Please note: The Altman Persons of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please notify us right away if your plans change and you cannot attend the class. We will then reopen the slot so another student may register. Thank you in advance for this consideration. NB: Please do not register for more than one scholarship class per month. Thank you.
Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; and Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015). His new collection is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2022. Please visit https://www.seansingerpoetry.com.