One Sunday: February 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Online
Lecture and Discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.
In her lifetime, Louise Glück (1943–2023) won many accolades, including the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Yet her legacy as a teacher and judge of literary prizes rivals her body of work in its defining influence on American poetry. This two-hour seminar will discuss foundational elements of Glück’s aesthetic and her most beloved books, before moving on to consider three collections that she chose for the Yale Series of Younger Poets during her time as the judge: Richard Siken’s Crush (2004 winner), Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic (2007 winner), and Katherine Larson’s Radial Symmetry (2010 winner). Not surprisingly, these books are in dialogue with Glück’s wit and intellect, her subversive takes on intimacy, and her close attention to the natural world. Advance familiarity with the poets is appreciated but not required; all levels of expertise are welcome. One Sunday: February 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Online
Poems 1962-2012, Louise Glück (9780374534097)
Crush by Richard Siken (9780300107890)
The Earth in the Attic by Fady Joudah (9780300134315)
Radial Symmetry by Katherine Larson (9780300169201)
Sandra Beasley is the author of four collections of poetry, including Made to Explode, and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir; she also edited Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Washington, D.C.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.
(This book cannot be returned.)