NEW! Teague | Repeating Repeating

Alexandra Teague
NEW CLASS! Repetition—from sounds to full rhymes, to refrain lines in forms such as the pantoum or villanelle, to syntactical repetition—is central to the music and meaning of poetry. In this workshop, we’ll look at fantastic uses of repetition in poems by Maria Hummel, Tracy K. Smith, Natalie Diaz, and others, and consider the range of effects repetition can have, as well as Gertrude Stein’s idea that there is actually no such thing as repetition, only insistence. And we’ll try out a range of repetitive techniques in short poem exercises.
Repetition—from sounds to full rhymes, to refrain lines in forms such as the pantoum or villanelle, to syntactical repetition—is central to the music and meaning of poetry. In this workshop, we’ll look at fantastic uses of repetition in poems by Maria Hummel, Tracy K. Smith, Natalie Diaz, and others, and consider the range of effects repetition can have, as well as Gertrude Stein’s idea that there is actually no such thing as repetition, only insistence. And we’ll try out a range of repetitive techniques in short poem exercises.