Saturday April 6, 2019
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Author and poet Dan Wetmore will speak on THE PROS and CONS of NON-PROSE. This talk looks at challenges that poetry readers and writers both face, owing to poetry’s form and typical content. At the same time, the unique demands of poetry offer a means of honing skills not always afforded by prose, and so can enhance anyone’s ability to communicate on paper and in person, whether they’re writers of verse pursuing poetry as an end in itself, or writers of prose who engage in it simply as an exercise.
Dan Wetmore is a retired Air Force Officer who has published one book of poetry, My Mother’s Gentle Unbecoming – The Absentings of Alzheimer’s (which tied for first place in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards), and has had poems and short stories appear in various collections, including literary anthologies. He's currently working on his first novel.