ClassMaking the Space for Poetry in Our World: Intermediate Poetry
We'll read and discuss many poems written by diverse and extraordinary poets, both living and dead. Students will write and turn in as many poems as they wish; all work will be read and edited by me and members of class. After our first session together, in which many poems and writing options will be presented, all other classes will focus on sharing and workshopping as well as reading and discussing handouts. We will work with appropriate speed and cover a lot of ground each class. The poets we'll study cross the boundaries and borders of race, gender, nationality, class, age, and aesthetics. Poetry, the great art form, will be honored in each class with passion and civility and intelligence.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
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