06 Jul 2013, Open to all, Workshop, Carol Rumens.
The Villanelle is a wonderfully pliable form, revealing its musical origins in a dance-like double refrain, and core of repeated rhymes. In this class, you will close-read some villanelle classics, discuss the arts of rule-stretching, and write – or collaborate on writing – your own villanelle. Individual copies of poems will be provided, but a useful preparatory text is Villanelles, Eds. Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Everyman’s Library, 2012, £9.99.