ONLINE Poet's Toolbox
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
MEMBER PRICE: $33.75 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $45.00
An editing toolbox that teaches poets how to edit and polish poems using prosody: the science of sound. The better we hear the words we create the better we’re able to create alluring rhythm patterns that ease the ear and assists both comprehension and appreciation of the poem. Bring to class poems you’d like to improve and let’s polish them up with confidence!
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jade O’Riley has spent many years learning the art and language of poetry. In 1996 Jade went to New York – the first year April became dedicated as National Poetry Month – and immersed herself in the poetry world; taking classes, going to uptown and downtown readings, spending hours writing at Poets house. Inspired by her time at Poets House Jade’s dream to open a Poets library in her home city began to germinate. In New York she also completed her first full-length poetry manuscript, “56 Days in the History of Love” which was then published by Mellen Poetry Press in New York. In 2007 Jade started teaching poetry At City Arts; she specializes in classic poetry forms and created a poetry editing technique called Poets Toolbox. In 2014 she opened Edmonton Poets House for library hours and poetry reading events. In 2019 Jade’s relocated to Calgary and took her City Arts poetry classes with her online; she also began teaching with Alexandra Writing Centre.