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Days of Wonder: Reading and Writing the Ecstatic with Michael Klein

Feb 22, 2020 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Six Saturdays, February 22–March 28

This reading-intensive, writing-focused workshop will look at matters of the spirit, soul, or inner life—however we may define the human (humane?) mechanism at work when facing huge joy or huge dread in this world and in imagined worlds. How do we, as writers, face the kind of work that is at once essential and complex in an intimate and personal way? What does it mean for the length of that particular work? We will look at both long-ish poems and short poems to see how breadth or a compressed sensibility necessitates a deliberate and measured way of taking in the world. Readings will include Louise Glück, Jack Gilbert, Lucille Clifton, Gerald Stern, Nazim Hikmet, Franz Wright, Jean Valentine, and others.


Class Dates:
Saturday, February 22, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, February 29, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 7, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 14, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 21, 11:30am–2pm
Saturday, March 28, 11:30am–2pm


Michael Klein is the author of several collections of poetry, including When I Was a Twin (2015) and The Talking Day (2013), both published by Sibling Rivalry Press, and several books of prose. He teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont and Hunter College in New York City.

This class has sold out! To join the waitlist, contact Gia Gonzales.

Admission $325


Feb 22, 2020
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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