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Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you're a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such as Kaveh Akbar, Nick Laird, Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Charles Bukowski, Wallace Stevens, Stevie Smith, John Ashber, Pablo Neruda and Wanda Coleman.
We'll discuss formal, free verse, and/or experimental poems, depending on the interests of class members. In a supportive setting, take part in reading and writing exercises that will deepen your appreciation of poetry and further your own work.
Note: This class also has a $5 materials fee that will be collected at the beginning of class.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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Santa Monica College
Los Angeles, California Online
Los Angeles, California
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The SF Creative Writing Institute’s monthly Drop-in Poetry Workshops are one-off, three-hour workshops taught by a variety of talented instructors with different styles and themes. Poets of all levels are invited to join us for inspiration, lessons & techniques, generative prompts, sharing and feedback. Drop-ins are a great way to get a...
Wednesday Mar 10th, 5pm - 8pm Pacific Time
92Y brings together a group of the nation’s most celebrated Black scholars, critics and writers for a year-long series on all the novels of Toni Morrison—from The Bluest Eye (1975), which she wrote between her day job as a book editor and her life as a single mother; to God Help the Child, from which she read on our stage in 2015, the last of...
Thursday Mar 18th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few. To write excellent...
Tuesday Apr 6th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time(10 sessions)
The archetype of the passive muse found in Ancient Greece and the Middle Ages has been shed in the centuries since then; muses have found their voice, and minds have opened to accommodate spiritual, male and mutual muses. – J. Forster Throughout history the muses have been forever present in the work of the artist. These muses whether gods or real...
Monday Mar 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
In this four week intensive we’ll be studying queer poetry and poetics while working on our own poems. Queer here meaning both LGBTQIA , as well as unfixed (both meanings), as well as strange and poetics here meaning the study and theory of writing. To that end we’ll be looking at poems and essays from historical and contemporary queer writers...
Wednesday Mar 17th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time(4 sessions)
Willa Cather was her own raw material and self-transformation was her game. The writer who leapt into the forefront of American letters with O Pioneers! was already middle-aged. Slow emergence—by way of provincial journalism in Nebraska, high-school teaching in Pittsburgh, editorial work on various magazines—did not deter her from the...
Wednesday Mar 10th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time
Students will attend NYC Level 1 writing classes at their scheduled times via video chat (with or without cameras enabled) or by calling in to the live chat with your phone. Your exercises will be shared electronically, and the format of the live class will be the same as when you attend class in person, with students and teachers responding to your...
Wednesday Apr 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
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