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  • Poetry 101. Crack! Bang! Boom! An Intro to the Pop in Poetry

    Delight in everyday language. Read and revel in the rhythms of poetry and song. Listen with a well-tuned ear, or, pen your own poetry. This course is the first in a series designed to enhance your skills and your enjoyment of poetry, simple and sophisticated. We learn some elementary yet essential techniques to tune your inner ear. This course is one in a series of four on the topic of poetry with retired U of MN professor Harry Sapienza. Register for one or all four! All are welcome! As this course will be taught virtually, you will need access to video and audio on a computer, tablet or phone with internet connection. This class will be held on Zoom, which is free to use. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to class.
  • Poetry 102. The Marriage of Sound and Sense

    Work with words that sound like what they mean, delighting in how the “feel” of sounds suggest meaning. See and hear mood and music embedded in the language we choose. Students are invited (but not required) to share personal favorites, whether work of their own creation or that of others. This course is one in a series of four on the topic of poetry with retired U of MN professor Harry Sapienza. Register for one or all four! In Poetry 102, we'll review the basics of word play covered in the first course (not a prerequisite). All are welcome! As this course will be taught virtually, you will need access to video and audio on a computer, tablet or phone with internet connection. This class will be held on Zoom, which is free to use. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to class.
  • Poetry 103. Eye Candy and Other Sensual Delights

    Poems paint pictures. This third course in our series draws attention to the power of well-crafted images. From the sublime to the disgusting, images draw out our emotions and add dimension to the experience of poetry or lyrics. Poems call upon our senses and our understanding. Explore dimensions of figurative language from the mundane to the sublime. This course is one in a series of four on the topic of poetry with retired U of MN professor Harry Sapienza. Register for one or all four! All are welcome! As this course will be taught virtually, you will need access to video and audio on a computer, tablet or phone with internet connection. This class will be held on Zoom, which is free to use. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to class.
  • Poetry 104. Cracking the Code: Discovering Meaning, Public and Private

    Students are encouraged to share a poem or song that “speaks” to them. Original poems or those written by others are both welcome. Techniques for uncovering nuances in poetry are discussed with special emphasis on connotation and choice of words. Private, personal meanings are also celebrated. The poet creates, the reader re-creates. This course is one in a series of four on the topic of poetry with retired U of MN professor Harry Sapienza. Register for one or all four! All are welcome! As this course will be taught virtually, you will need access to video and audio on a computer, tablet or phone with internet connection. This class will be held on Zoom, which is free to use. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to class.