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To Fire and Surprise: Making New Poems with R.A. Villanueva

Natalie Diaz begins a recent craft talk, “Building The Emotional Image,” considering the interplay between images, story, and history in her poems, reflecting on how her images “mostly come from my home, the place where my brain was formed and where all the little electrical circuits in my brain learned to fire.” In this course, we’ll follow her lead, exploring the infinite possibilities of our own obsessions, interests, and memories. Each session will be devoted to generative writing, the creation of new work, and chances to discuss the surprising drafts that emerge. And to illuminate and complicate our thinking, we will read a dynamic array of contemporary poems (Aracelis Girmay, Patricia Smith, Vahni Capildeo, Anne Carson, Sarah Howe, sam sax, Layli Long Soldier, Fady Joudah, and more). Open to experiments, we will unsettle habits and find inspiration in the unconventional.

Class enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Since many classes fill quickly; we encourage you to enroll early. Your enrollment is complete when full payment for tuition has been received.

Full and Partial Refunds

  • Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email Program Assistant Gia Gonzales at gabriella@poetshouse.org.
  • Poets House retains a $60 processing fee on any refund.
    • Tuition (less processing fee) is refundable until the second class meeting.
    • Six registrants are required in order for a class to run. If a course fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition will be refunded to all registrants.
    • Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes.

      
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