The basics of how to write
contemporary poems and songs. No books to buy. The students create
short books of their own, which include the handouts, your notes, and original
manuscripts. Analysis of professional poetry and music. The
songwriting emphasizes lyrics; you will not have to sing in class if you don’t
want to. Much in-class editing work using transparencies. A great
process. You will learn to write something that can’t not be read.