Upon a red wheel barrow"
And, yes, those white chickens
So much depends
Upon the curve of a bannister's rail
Or the tightened laces
On a pair of white figure skates
Or, for that matter, a cut fastball thrown inside for a strike
As many of my students at the Middle School know (or can recall), so much depends upon William Carlos Williams’ poems, especially when they become models for writing their own poetry.
This summer I am offering a creative writing workshop at KO’s Middle School for two weeks in August: Monday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 17.
For an hour a day, 9-10 a.m., five days a week, students will get to play with words and images, metaphors and similes, in the company of a small group of their peers who are also entering grades 6 through 9.
The first week will be devoted to writing poetry and the second week to creating imaginary characters, who will take students on a journey that will become, by week’s end, a short story.
If students just want to write poetry, they are welcome to join us for the first week. If they just want to create a short story, they should plan on attending the second week of the workshop.
Before the workshop is over, everyone will get the opportunity to choose a piece of their writing to be published in the workshop’s online literary magazine, So Much Depends.
If you are interested, please e-mail me at Harper Follansbee or call 860-306-1310 and leave a message.