ONLINE CLASS: A Guide for the Poetry-Perplexed (2164)

Two Mondays: June 7 and 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST 

$70 (10% off for members)

Many of us are well-read lovers of literature who regularly consume fiction and creative non-fiction, yet when it comes to poetry, we feel flummoxed, intimidated, and downright at sea. Come to this interactive class to get a grounding in some of the basics of the genre and what to look for in poems and how to enjoy them. We'll explore the decisions that writers of poetry make and experience the challenges and joys of turning language into music. Find out answers to your burning questions like "If it doesn't rhyme, then why is it poetry?" No judgments! By the end of the class, you may find yourself liking poetry more than you had imagined you ever would. A guest or two will make a special appearance. 

Two Mondays: June 7 and 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST Online Class. 

Required Text:

Don't Read Poetry by Stephanie Burt 9780465094509

Suggested Reading:

Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder 9780062343086

Healing the Divide, edited by James Crews 9781732743458

Letters from Limbo by Jeanne-Marie Beaumont 9781933880594

Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith 9781566892186

Aaron Hamburger is the author of the short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (winner of the Rome Prize in Literature), the novels Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award nominee), and Nirvana is Here (winner of a Bronze Medal in the 2019 Forewords Indie Awards). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, O, the Oprah Magazine, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

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

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Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465094509
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Published: Basic Books - May 21st, 2019

Why Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062343086
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Published: Ecco - June 12th, 2018

Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection Cover Image
By James Crews (Editor), Ted Kooser (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781732743458
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Published: Green Writers Press - April 9th, 2019

Letters from Limbo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933880594
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Published: CavanKerry Press - October 28th, 2016

Blood Dazzler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566892186
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 1st, 2008