Thursday, January 17, 2013

More Poetry News to Make Me Spark(le)


Okay, I wasn’t going to write this tonight, but that little voice in my head kept nagging me.

First, let me tell you about some upcoming classes with my (former) teacher, Christina Burress. She will again be teaching an online “Forms of Poetry” class through UCSD Extension in the spring.

If you live in San Diego, she is also teaching a “live” class:

Modern American Poetry: A World of Wonders

Dive into the rich and wonderful world of modern American poetry, from the 19th-century greats, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, to 20th-century masters, to the experimental poetry of our own time. In this unusual class, we’ll combine in-class discussion, creative writing exercises, and easy-to-understand interpretive approaches with Al Filreis’s popular online lectures from the U. of Pennsylvania that attracted 30,000 students from around the world. Read, encounter and discuss a wide range of extraordinary American poetry in an engaging and inspiring environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. Be part of the amazing renaissance of poetry occurring around you right now. Discover how easy it is to make poetry an essential pleasure in your life, both as reader and as creator. No prior knowledge of poetry is necessary.

IN-CLASS
Instructor: Christina Burress
Section: 094548 Course No. LIT-40087
Time/Date: M 6:30-8:45 p.m., Apr. 8-Jun. 3; no mtg. May 27 (8 mtgs.)
Location: UCSD Extension University City Ctr. Room 301, 6256 Greenwich Dr., San Diego
Credit: 2 units in Literature
Fee: $250 ($225 if enrolled by Mar. 11).
No refunds after: Apr. 12

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Okay, now on to the news I mentioned on Facebook earlier today.

This morning, I got another poetry acceptance. One of my favorite poems, “Becoming,” was accepted by Spark: A Creative Anthology.

I don’t know yet when it will be published, but the news is helping to nudge me along on my submission journey. Thanks for reading!


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16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Linda! A sense of pride and accomplishment in getting one's writing accepted for publication is always a good thing.

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  2. Congrats! It's so nice to be validated for our efforts. Good job!

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  3. Congratulations, Linda. Wonderful news and thanks for passing along the class information.

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  4. Such great news Linda. Taking a course is something I love doing. Always something new to learn and some fresh inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Veronica! Most definitely. I especially like this teacher because she incorporates meditative- and art-type exercises into the poetry assignments. :-)

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  5. Great news, Linda! I am so happy for a great poet's recognition. Way to go!

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  6. Linda, that's great! I'm so excited for you that one of your favorites can have a larger audience! It's interesting you mention the course. I don't write poetry, but I've been skimming listings for fiction workshops, ready to push myself a little.

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    1. Elissa, I've also taken Novel Writing and Editing classes (the online versions) through UCSD Extension. All the teachers there have been excellent!
      Thank you for the nice words! :-)

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  7. So happy for you! The class sounds great!

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  8. Congratulations on the well-deserved acceptance!

    Publication date for our inaugural volume—which includes "Becoming"—is April 2, 2013. See http://sparkanthology.org/faq/where-to-buy/ for availability details; we will update add direct links as we get closer to "Launch Day."

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