High school English teacher Joel Jacobson shares his experience teaching a new advanced creative writing class using Tania Runyan’s How to Write a Poem. (Features student poems.)
Angels are surprising. Alarming. Unsettling. Captivating.
As a poem begins to take form, the poet walks a fine line of crafting and allowing the poem to craft itself.
Why is it so laughable to study poetry? Maybe because Hallmark has turned poetry into trite sentimentalism.