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The Practical Poet: Attending to Craft with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

The more we understand how poetry works, the more playful we can be in our practice.


In this five-week writing workshop, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer offers strategies to help you wrestle more intimately, more proficiently with language. By increasing your knowledge of poetryu2019s hows, you can better serve your poems as they emerge.


Topics will be:


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  • The Muscle of Metaphor
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  • Whatu2019s in a Line?
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  • The Joys of a Cage: Playing with Form
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  • The Delightu2019s in the Details
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  • The End: Ways a Poem Might Finish
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Rosemerry Wahtola Trommeru2019s poems have appeared in O Magazine, TEDx, Rattle.com, in back alleys, on A Prairie Home Companion and on river rocks she leaves around town. Sheu2019s taught and performed poetry for Deepak Chopra, Think 360, Craig Hospital, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Weehawken Arts, Camp Coca Cola, meditation retreats, addiction recovery programs, hospice, universities, libraries, scientists and more. Sheu2019s won the Fischer Prize, Rattleu2019s Ekphrastic Challenge, the Dwell Press Solstice Prize, the Writeru2019s Studio Literary Contest, and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She served as Coloradou2019s Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and co-hosts Emerging Form, a podcast on creative process. She earned her MA in English Language & Linguistics at UW-Madison. Since 2006, sheu2019s written a poem a day. One word-mantra: Adjust.

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  • Date

    Mondays, June 1-29 or Wednesdays, June 3-July 1

  • Time

    1:00-3:00 pm

  • Location

    Zoom Meeting Space

  • Cost

    $85 tuition for 5 week series