OSHR 1329 - Wing to Wing: Rhythm and Sound in Writing

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

In his poem "From Blossoms," Li-Young Lee writes,"There are days we live / as if death were nowhere / in the background: from joy / to joy to joy, from wing to wing, from blossom to blossom to / sweet impossible blossom".

When we write, sound, rhythm, and repetition are among the elements that enrich our poetry and prose. They can heighten and deepen meaning, express exuberance, enter mysteries, and more. Participants are encouraged to write poetry, creative nonfiction (including memoir), and fiction.

Each week we’ll write in class and consider effective pieces of writing. Weekly writing prompts other ways to explore experience in both prose and poetry. But you’re welcome to pursue writing you have in mind or in motion. New writers welcome!

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.