The Irony of Billy Collins & Other Collected Poets -Poem-Making With Jim Moreno , Oct 27th

 
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10/27/2019 - 1:00pm
10/27/2019 - 4:00pm
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The Irony of Billy Collins & Other Collected Poets
Poem-Making With Jim Moreno (760) 802-2449
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:00 P.M. To 4:00 P.M.

Register by clicking on the following link: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/2019-10-27-the-irony-of-billy-collins-oth...

Moreno: I find that a well-placed ironic twist or theme in a poem can transform the writer and the reader listening to or reading the poem―rhymed or unrhymed. In some instances the poem turns and an ironic light turns a rant into a chant that is music, truth, and beats the closest to the writer's and the reader's heart. At least that's what happened when I read Collins' 'Lanyard' or his 'Flames', Elizabeth Bishop's 'One Art', or Robert Bly's 'People Like Us': You can wander into the wrong classroom, And hear great poems lovingly spoken By the wrong professor. And you find your soul And greatness has a defender, and even in death you're safe. This poetry class, for beginning or seasoned poets, explores the poetry of irony but not close cousin, satire.

Our great American treasure, Robert Frost, stated, Poetry is one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another.”Frost might fashion the ironic to his verse from different perspectives such as verbal, situational, and dramatic. Those perspectives will be brought to life in this class