Principles of Pattern
Saturday Aug 10, 10:00 am to noon
Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601
As poets we always struggle with two forces—chaos and control. Our responsibility is to balance those forces, to bring pleasure to a reader through the recognition of patterns and structures, and to heighten that pleasure by introducing unexpected alterations to those patterns. By investigating techniques such as anaphora and lineation in the works of various poets we will consider patterns and structures as both a means and meaning in poetry. We will complete a writing exercises meant to help us think of form as a way to expand our vision rather than limit that vision.
$25 for Emrys and PSSC members
$30 for non-members
Rick Mulkey is the author of five books and chapbooks including, Ravenous: New & Selected Poems, Toward Any Darkness, Bluefield Breakdown, and Before the Age of Reason. Previous and current work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Georgia Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Southeast Review, South Carolina Review and Crab Orchard Review. Mulkey directs the low residency MFA in Creative Writing at Converse College.