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You Were Born a Poem: a Master Craft Class by Enzo Silon Surin (via Zoom)

February 24, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


There are a number of things that inform who we are as individuals, which consequently inform the way we process and reflect the world we inhabit. These same factors are at play in the decisions we make as writers and they have a profound effect on how, when, and where we make use of the necessary language to convey our experiences. As such, the Poet as “literary device” is not a stretch by any means. 

In this master craft class, we will explore what it means to be a poem and how the way we move through the world can have an impact on what we choose to write about. We will also discuss how this impacts the way we craft a poem, from its shape and sounds to its rhythm and movements.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on Dec 1 and will be due on Dec 15 for all winter/spring 2024 classes.

Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born, award-winning poet, educator, speaker, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of four collections of poetry, including American Scapegoat (Black Lawrence Press, May 2023), and When My Body Was A Clenched Fist (2020), winner of the 21st Annual Massachusetts Book Awards for Poetry.


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You Were Born a Poem
$ 130.00
15 available


February 24, 2024
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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