This session will focus on how a single image or brief sequence of objects functions in poetry and prose. Objects create the poem's visual field. They create the context for prose. A singular object can sustain a poem's lyrical movement, drive a story’s plot, or create momentum in an essay. And objects give the writer a way into narrative, providing clues for drafting and revising. In conjunction with writing exercises, we’ll talk about how writers can create effective images and use them to develop and deepen a narrative in poetry and prose.