Words, words, words

The poem began as a class exercise. My students were experimenting with fixed and traditional form poems. I gave them the option of trying a villanelle or a sestina. Some had trouble getting started, so I offered a few images that they could pool from. We had discussed the form and how repetition functions differently […]

Is poetry too hard? Amy Nawrocki, Hamden poet, gives a resounding NO and explains why

Preparing for tomorrow’s class, I remembered this essay from 2012 posted on Books New Haven: Why are people so afraid of poetry? That’s a question that’s been plaguing poet Amy Nawrocki, of Hamden. Now, with her new collection, Lune de Miel, being released in August, she talks … Source: Is poetry too hard? Amy Nawrocki, […]