ONLINE CLASS: How to Scan a Poem: Digging into the Power of Trochees (2436)

Four Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Online

$140 Per Person (10% off for Members)

Meter may be poetry’s best-kept secret—and scansion (the art of mapping meter) is the key to its delectable treasures. Now poet Annie Finch guides us through great poems in the powerful, grounded, revolutionary meter of the body and the earth. What is the best way to scan a trochaic poem? How can scanning trochaic poems help unlock their meanings, beauties, and dynamics? How does this ancient meter show up throughout the poetic tradition, and how does it manifest itself even in contemporary free verse? We will delve into trochaic meter by chanting, hearing, and mapping the music of poets from Shakespeare, Keats, and Longfellow, through Sara Josepha Hale to Countee Cullen and Gwendolyn Brooks, with optional time to scan poems on your own as well.

Four Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Online

Required Book:

How to Scan a Poem, by Annie Finch (9781737307563)

Annie Finch is an award-winning poet, translator, cultural critic, and performance artist. Known for her incantatory poems and mesmerizing performances, Finch is the author of seven volumes of poetry. She has written and edited thirteen books on poetic craft, most recently How to Scan a Poem. Her poetry has appeared in The New York Times, The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and onstage at Carnegie Hall and has been translated into nine languages. As Poetry Witch she has collaborated with artists in theater, ritual, dance, and music. Annie earned her Ph.D at Stanford and has taught widely, lecturing at Berkeley, Harvard, and Oxford. She is a recipient of the Robert Fitzgerald Award for her lifetime contribution to the Art and Craft of Versification, Based in New York City and the Maine wilderness, she is the founder of Poetry Witch Community, where she teaches meter and magic.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000013032
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ISBN: 9781737307563
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Published: Poetry Witch Press - May 1st, 2023