Five Great Contemporary Poems (1944)

One Saturday, April 13,  1 pm-3:30 pm.

$50 (10% off for members)

In this one-session seminar, we will read and discuss five poems by contemporary masters of the form: Tony Hoagland, Anne Sexton, Derek Walcott, Natasha Tretheway, and Stanley Plumly. Selected for their range of voice and form, these five poems are not simply personal favorites of the instructor, but have stood the test of time and not only sustain but reward re-reading and re-studying. This seminar is suitable for anyone with an interest in modern poetry, as well as for more experienced students, readers, and writers. One Saturday, April 13,  1 pm-3:30 pm.



Tony Hoagland, “Beauty”

Anne Sexton, “All My Pretty Ones”

Derek Walcott, Poem 1 from the book White Egrets

Natasha Tretheway, “Myth”

Stanley Plumly, “The Marriage in the Trees”

Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather; the one-act play, Looking for Guenevere, and a novel, A Secret Woman. She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including the University of Maryland, College Park; St. John’s College, Annapolis; the Jung Society of Washington; The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University; and The Centre for Creative Writing at Oxford University’s Kellogg College. Her work as a journalist includes numerous freelance assignments, as well as positions as staff writer and editor for SportsFan Magazine and Common Boundary Magazine.

Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets’ University Prize, The Columbia Book Award, an EMMA award for excellence in journalism, and multiple grants.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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