with Arthur McMaster

The Mirror Poem, sometimes called a “pastiche poem,” is one that imitates the style of another (often famous) poem. Or just a poem we like and want to see HOW the poet did that. We observe style, form, syntax, and sometimes subject matter of the original, then write our own. The new poem may also attempt to respond to the original. This is a “kick start” exercise writers at all levels skill can use when they get stuck, or when they want to hone their craft by paying close attention to the style and technique of another writer. The instructor will have several examples students may choose from. Or bring your own.

Emrys Foundation
201 West Stone Ave., Ste. D
Greenville, SC 29609
Fee: $50