M104 | A Sonnet A Day Keeps Spring On Its Way


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 


3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26, 5/3 & 5/10

Eight Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

In the spirit of April, National Poetry Month, we will immerse ourselves in that most essential of forms, the sonnet. Beloved for brevity, intensity and flexibility, it will provide a ritual way for us to respond to masters of the form, past and present, all of whom invigorate it with unique voices. We will practice multiple ways to experience sonnets as daily inspiration and to deepen our understanding of poetry. Designed for readers and writers alike, there will be an option of additional sessions for any participants who write poems during the term and wish to share them. No required text. 


Kate Sontag holds a Master’s Degree in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She served as Visiting Professor at Ripon College from 2000-2015 and Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh from 1994-2000. Kate is a co-editor of the essay anthology After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography (Graywolf) and has published widely in poetry journals and anthologies. Her newest project is editing an anthology of poems about hair. Kate is the winner of the Ronald H. Bayes Poetry Prize from Sandhills Review and the Severy Excellence in Teaching Award from Ripon College.


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