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Tantalizing: Crafting Poetry and the Balance of Disclosure

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Instructor: Christopher Stephen Soden

Tuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members and non-members before February 17)

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Any poet must struggle with balance of disclosure to the reader. How much information is too much? Merriam-Webster defines tantalizing as "to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach." Tantalizing sparks a hunger for answers that compels the reader to stay actively, gloriously involved and ensures full participation in the poem. This class will use Carolyn Forché, Adrienne Rich, Mark Doty, and others to explore how to carefully calibrate a poem with just enough disclosure to create a symbiotic, compelling connection on the page.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Christopher Stephen Soden received his MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January of 2005. He teaches craft, theory, genre and literature. He writes poetry, plays, literary, film and theatre critique for sharpcritic.com, EdgeDallas and John Garcia’s The Column. Christopher’s poetry collection, Closer, was released by Rebel Satori Press on June 14th, 2011. He received a Full Fellowship to Lambda Literary's Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. His performance piece, Queer Anarchy, received The Dallas Voice's Award for Best Stage Performance. Water and A Christmas Wish were staged at Bishop Arts and Every Day is Christmas. In Heaven at Nouveau 47. Other honors include: Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. His work has appeared in: Rattle, G & L Review, Chelsea Station, Glitterwolf, Collective Brightness, A Face to Meet the Faces, Resilience, Ganymede Poets: One, Gay City 2, The Café Review, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, and others.

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