Starting a poem can be challenging. Too often a writer enters a poem in the same eye-witnessing way, using "I" to begin. This is often a trap in identity-themed poems.
Getting out of our own way can give a poem room to find its way. This class will provide you with different strategies for beginning a poem and provide examples of poems with great entry lines.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Before leaving Cleveland for love, Kelly Harris-DeBerry was a recipient of MOCA's Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artists Award and The Akron Museum of Art Poetry Prize. Now living in New Orleans, Kelly continues as a poet, freelance writer, literary curator, and owner of a small communications boutique that serves nonprofits and artists. Her debut book, Freedom Knows My Name (Xavier Review Press), was published in August 2020.