Engaging with Identity and Race in Poetry (17108)

Five Mondays: October 2, 9*, 16, 23, 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Location: P&P's Classroom (5039 Connecticut Avenue, Unit #7)

*Class on October 9 will be held in P&P's Secondary Classroom in Unit #4 of 5039 Connecticut Avenue

$120 (10% off for members)

At a time when race and identity politics are front and center on the national and political stage, this writing workshop aims to explore and experiment with issues of identity, race, and heritage in poetic form. In class, students will read examples from contemporary poets such as Claudia Rankine, R. Zamora Linmark, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and draw inspiration from essays by poets and scholars on the intersection of race and poetry to help develop their own ideas for writing. Students will then workshop poems in a safe and supportive space in order to collectively examine the impact race and multiculturalism has played (or not yet played) in their writing, discuss the challenges faced when writing from, for, or about race, and engage in new approaches to poetry.

A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, edited by Laura McCullough

Shaheen Qureshi is a writer, editor, and literary agent. As the former managing editor of Tadween Publishing, a Middle East academic press, she facilitated the publication of a political cartoon book and a collection of interviews with Iraqi activists. Currently she is a literary agent at Capital Talent Agency where she is actively seeking literary fiction and narrative nonfiction that give voice to the underrepresented and/or marginalized. She received her B.A. in written arts at Bard College and has published poems in Bard Papers and Sukoon Magazine.

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

SKU: PoetryWorkshop
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A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race Cover Image
By Laura McCullough (Editor), Martha Collins (Contribution by), Camille T. Dungy (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780820347615
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Georgia Press - February 15th, 2015