Week 4: Prose and Journal Poetry / Exploding the Moment

Seminar Aims:
• What makes a prose poem poetry? Become familiar with the forms and model of Prose and Journal Poetry
• Introduction to the idea of Exploding the Moment
• Share and critically reflect on location field exercise material.
• Discuss ways of drafting this material for Project 2.

Activity
• Consider the way language is used through heightened imagery and emotional effects to create a poetic quality within prose poetry that ‘make it qualify’ as possessing poetic qualities.

  • On descriptive language.
  • Experiment with the idea of Exploding the Moment in writing.


• Share and critically reflect on location field exercise material.
• Discuss ways of drafting this material for Project 2.
• What do you hope to know at the end of this module? Identify your aims for the module. Write them in your notebook for review later in module.

FOR NEXT WEEK

Read     Extracts from Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau and Extract from A Generative Device by Joseph Conte

Write    Project 2: Complete first draft of a journal or prose poem

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