Tuesday, 1/20; Wednesday, 1/21

At the very start of class, I introduced the details for the workshop draft of the first poem (A2, B6). Then I introduced our second text for the semester, Janet Burroway’s “Imaginative Writing.” We did some pre-writing from this book as well as a little reading about imagery — particularly how vivid imagery relates to abstractions, generalizations, and judgments. At the end of class, we read the Yousef Komunyakaa poem “Facing It” on p. 28, looking particularly at his use of imagery to imply meaning. Homework: start thinking about a topic for Poem #1; also, get caught up on any of our Google Classroom assignments.