Join us for two evenings of poetry workshops (June 1 & 8) with Brian Evans-Jones IN the Word Barn Meadow!
If you're like most of us, almost all of the poems you write are left-aligned. But that means you're missing out on a surprisingly powerful tool for making your poems more expressive, more flexible, and more unique. Changing how you deploy layout on the page—using deceptively simple things like indentation, spacing within and between lines, and "shape"—can breathe new life into a flat poem, give you another tool for capturing emotions, thoughts, and experiences, and even give you entirely new ways to write. This workshop will show you how to use the full resources of the page to add a new skill to your toolbox and new dimensions to your poetry.
Suitable for poets of any level.
Brian Evans-Jones is a poet and teacher from Britain, now living in South Berwick, Maine. He was Poet Laureate of the Hampshire region in the UK in 2012-13, and he won the Maureen Egan Award from Poets & Writers in NYC in 2017. His poems have been published or featured in publications, competitions, and art events on both sides of the Atlantic. Since 2005 he has taught poetry to writers of all ages, including workshops in arts centers, historic houses, prisons, libraries, and more. He publishes resources on creativity and on poetry at The Poetry Place.