OSHR 1354 - When the World is too Much with Us

  • Noncredit

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.

When we feel buffeted by events and news, what happens to our poetic inclination, our inspiration and wonder? Does it swell with purpose? Or does it plunge into deep despair and futility?

We’ll explore poetic strategies and techniques for staying afloat as a writer in a world that teems with beauty and terror, wisdom and absurdity, progress and injustice. We will write poems of lamentation, contemplation, and exultation, and reclaim/recast language with newspaper cut-ups and textual erasure. New writers are welcome

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


Chloe Leisure

Chloé Leisure holds an M.A. from Northern Arizona University and an

M.F.A. in Poetry from Colorado State University. Leisure was the 2014 Fort Collins Poet Laureate and is the author of the chapbook The End of the World Again.