Beyond What the I Can See : Point of View for Poets

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In this 90-minute class, we’ll discuss how poems can get beyond the “I” of the beholder and the role of point of view as a series of deliberate decisions. We’ll draw inspiration from published work and create our own poems from a series of guided prompts.

Funding for this event provided by the Nell B. Currie and Antoinette McNamara Fund.

Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Prize and the 2015 Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis; A Brief Natural History of an American Girl (Accents Publishing, 2012), and Sort of Gone (Turning Point Books, 2008). Recent work has appeared in the Cincinnati Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, diode, and in the anthologies New Microfiction and Best Microfiction 2019 and 2020 Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006