ONLINE POET WORKSHOP: National Anthem: Poetry of Resistance and Response (2399)

Sunday, August 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET Online

$20 Per Household (10% off for members)

Think of poetry as one conversation. Poems that respond––  to current events, social struggles, family life, culture, heritage, identity, other poems–– hold the power of inversion, flipping structural ideas in order to imagine something new. For example, Sharon Olds’ poem “Ode to My Whiteness” explicitly responds to Evie Shockley’s “Ode to My Blackness.” In this workshop, we will hear Ada Limon’s poem “A New National Anthem” and DC Youth Poet Laureate Sophia Hall’s response poem “What is the National Anthem?” We will also craft our own poems of resistance, resilience, and inversion by first choosing a poem from the recommended books below, and then responding to it. Please join us in continuing the everlasting conversation that is poetry!

Sunday, August 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET Online

Required Book:

The Carrying by Ada Limon (9781571315137)
America, We Call Your Name (9781939639165)

Sophia Hall lives a double life: 17-year-old poet by day, secret agent by night. She is the Youth Poet Laureate of Washington DC. This 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholar can be found wearing a frog bucket hat and Van Gogh socks. Her writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Library of Congress, and several other organizations. Her poem “Multiple Choice,” won grand prize in the Sixteen River Press’s Youth Poetry Contest and was subsequently nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In 2022, she won the Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls, selected by Leila Chatti. Sophia is also the Art and Social Justice Fellow at Strathmore Arts Center and Woolly Mammoth Theater Company. Her haiku, selected from 2900-plus submissions from 71 countries, have been displayed in prominent locations in the Washington DC Business District. She posts her writing and artwork on her instagram account @estelleuphoria, reaching an audience of over 100k users. She will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, where she was recruited for creative writing.

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

SKU: 9787000012356

The Carrying: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571315137
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience By Murray Silverstein (Editor), Jerry Fleming (Editor), Lynne Knight (Editor) Cover Image
By Murray Silverstein (Editor), Jerry Fleming (Editor), Lynne Knight (Editor)
ISBN: 9781939639165
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Sixteen Rivers Press - September 23rd, 2018