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How to Use Enjambment and Line Endings with Sean Singer via Zoom

March 20, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


When the sense runs over the end of a line, we call the line enjambed, and the practice of enjambment. Reading poetry aloud, we pause slightly at the end of a line, or sometimes raise our voices, or hold the last syllable. These pauses are uneven; when the line is end-stopped the pauses may be longer. But the voice often is the way we know we’re reading poetry and not prose.

This seminar will examine how enjambed lines retain their identity as lines of poetry. It will be taught online using Zoom. Login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email [email protected] with questions.

Please note: The Altman Person of Color Scholarships are free and given on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one class per month. 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.

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.


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March 20, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States