July 22, 2019–August 19, 2019
6 p.m.–8 p.m.
There is no single path to poetry and no single way to protest. This class will investigate the many meanings of protest poetry and will validate creative work from writers spanning generations. We'll examine how protest music legends, like Nina Simone and Woodie Guthrie, still resound in the present with work from Craig Santos Perez and Joy Harjo among others who have resisted oppressive forces through their poetry.
We will practice writing poems to honor our own paths of protest and study other art forms that have birthed revolutions. This class will build community by bearing witness to writers who overthrew respectability and make space for us to be our own rebel poet. All levels welcome!