Sep 23: Sunu P. Chandy asks if lines of poetry can help us maintain perspective, stay hopeful, and hold fast to that which is good?
Sep 23: Poems often develop through indirection and circling without arrival. Iain Haley Pollock has us step to stage front and say exactly what we mean.
Sep 30 & Oct 1: Joseph Stanton teaches strategies on writing poems inspired by flora, fauna, and landscapes in the natural world.
Oct 1: Ellen Bass teaches us to relish the mouthfeel of words and bring the power of sound into our poems. The lyricism of language is a great joy.
Six Wednesdays, Oct 11 - Nov 15: examine overarching themes, hybridity, historical nuances, technique, and writing with Anastacia-Renee.
6 Fridays: Oct 13-Nov 17: Daemond Arrindell helps us (de)construct circumstance and perspective, shape narrative and see all pieces of the puzzle.
Oct 14: Craig Santos Perez explores the most important poetic movement of our time—touching on ecology, environmental justice, and climate change.
Oct 15: Jessica E. Johnson explores the uses of associative language, which is at once a core poetic power and, at times, a fraught topic.
Six Mondays: 10/16 - 11/20: Michael Broder helps us discover and develop our poetic temperament using Gregory Orr's model.