"Tell all truth," wrote Emily Dickinson, "but tell it slant." Poetry, through wordplay and its various forms, allows us to experiment artfully with the matter of life--our loves and losses, fears and dreams, and every mundane thing in between--so as to give it better resonance, a heightened urgency, and a timeless quality. In this class, our reading and discussion of good poems will frame in-class writing exercises and the creation and sharing of our own good poems. Meets Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21 (six sessions) from 6 to 8pm. Note: Registration fee of $25 requested. Register by contacting AVA at (603) 448-3117 .