Writing Poems in an Uneasy Age: A Workshop (2022)

Four Fridays: January 31, February 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Price: 
$150.00 (10% off for members)

We write poems inspired by our compelling love for the world. But what do we write when the world around us seems divided and violent? Using the 2019 anthology What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, edited by Martin Espada, we will anchor workshop with guided readings of vibrant contemporary American poems that provoke, grieve, empathize, and dare to hope. We'll discuss the opportunities and pitfalls fo writing poems perceived as timely, and explore the question of what makes a poem “political." Participants are welcome to circulate two 1-2 page drafts of their own poems for critique in workshop, with written feedback provided by the instructor. Four Fridays: January 31, February 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Required:
What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump, Martin Espada (9780810140776)
Recommended:
A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry, Gregory Orr (9780393253924)

Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections, including Count the Waves (W.W. Norton), as well as the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown). Honors for her work include an NEA Literature Fellowship; distinguished writer residencies at Wichita State University, Cornell College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the University of Mississippi; and four D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is on the faculty of the University of Tampa’s low-residency MFA program, and periodically teaches at The American University.  She is also the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (University of Georgia Press).

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

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What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump Cover Image
By Martín Espada (Editor), Julia Alvarez (Contributions by), Doug Anderson (Contributions by), Naomi Ayala (Contributions by), Benjamin Balthaser (Contributions by), Sean Bates (Contributions by), Jan Beatty (Contributions by), Tara Betts (Contributions by), Richard Blanco (Contributions by), Rafael Campo (Contributions by), Cyrus Cassells (Contributions by), Hayan Charara (Contributions by), Chen Chen (Contributions by), Brian Clements (Contributions by), Jim Daniels (Contributions by), Kwame Dawes (Contributions by), Chard deNiord (Contributions by), Cynthia Dewi Oka (Contributions by), Dante DiStefano (Contributions by), Kathy Engle (Contributions by), George Evans (Contributions by), Tarfia Faizullah (Contributions by), Dr. Carolyn Forché (Contributions by), Denice Frohman (Contributions by), Danielle Legros Georges (Contributions by), Aracelis Girmay (Contributions by), Ruth Goring (Contributions by), Adam Grabowski (Contributions by), Laurie Anne Guerrero (Contributions by), Sam Hamill (Contributions by), Samuel Hazo (Contributions by), Juan Felipe Herrera (Contributions by), Jane Hirshfield (Contributions by), Everett Hoagland (Contributions by), Lawrence Joseph (Contributions by), Yusef Komunyakaa (Contributions by), Dorianne Laux (Contributions by), Paul Mariani (Contributions by), Demetria Martínez (Contributions by), Paul Martínez Pompa (Contributions by), Julio Marzán (Contributions by), Maria Mazziotti Gillan (Contributions by), Marty McConnell (Contributions by), Leslie McGrath (Contributions by), Richard Michelson (Contributions by), E. Ethelbert Miller (Contributions by), Kamilah Aisha Moon (Contributions by), David Mura (Contributions by), John Murillo (Contributions by), Maria Nazos (Contributions by), Marilyn Nelson (Contributions by), Naomi Shihab Nye (Contributions by), Alicia Suskin Ostriker (Contributions by), Willie Perdomo (Contributions by), Emmy Peréz (Contributions by), Marge Piercy (Contributions by), Sasha Pimentel (Contributions by), Robert Pinsky (Contributions by), Gabriel Ramírez (Contributions by), Luivette Resto (Contributions by), Peggy Robles-Alvarado (Contributions by), Luis J. Rodríguez (Contributions by), William Pitt Root (Contributions by), Patrick Rosal (Contributions by), Joseph Ross (Contributions by), Nicholas Samaras (Contributions by), Ruth Irupé Sanabria (Contributions by), Lauren Schmidt (Contributions by), Tim Seibles (Contributions by), Katherine DiBella Seluja (Contributions by), Don Share (Contributions by), Patricia Smith (Contributions by), Gary Soto (Contributions by), Mark Turcotte (Contributions by), Brian Turner (Contributions by), Chase Twichell (Contributions by), Pamela Uschuk (Contributions by), Elisabet Velasquez (Contributions by), Richard Villar (Contributions by), Ocean Vuong (Contributions by), George Wallace (Contributions by), Afaa M. Weaver (Contributions by), Eleanor Wilner (Contributions by), Daisy Zamora (Contributions by), Danez Smith (Contributions by), Elizabeth Alexander (Contributions by), Marcelo Hernández Castillo (Contributions by), Brenda Marie Osbey (Contributions by), Donald Hall (Contributions by), Bruce Weigl (Contributions by), Ricardo Alberto Maldonado (Contributions by), torrin a. greathouse (Contributions by), Adrian Louis (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9780810140776
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Published: Curbstone Books 2 - October 15th, 2019

A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393253924
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 13th, 2018