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  • Date: June 24
  • Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Special Offer: Jericho Brown’s Writing the Duplex

We know that a lot of you really wanted to attend Jericho Brown’s 90-minute class, Writing the Duplex—so we’d like to offer you an opportunity to view a recording of the class.

The recording will be available to view on our platform for two weeks—from 10 am on Thursday, June 24, until 5 pm on Thursday, July 8. You won’t be able to download or save it, but you will be able to learn directly from Jericho, plus get access to the writing prompts he shared with his students.

We ask that you don’t share this page with folks who didn’t attend Jericho’s Word Works talk or weren’t on the waitlist for his class.

Because the class cost $90 for students to attend, we’ve included a “Suggested Donation” ticket price of $50. You can also donate more on the checkout page if you’d like. The link will be emailed to you by EOD on the day you register. If it’s a weekend, you’ll receive the link on Monday.

If you’d like to watch it right away, please email your ticket receipt to lily@hugohouse.org.


About the Class

In this 90-minute class, Jericho Brown will lead students through an exercise for writing a duplex poem—a form he invented that blends the ghazal, the sonnet, and the blues. Each student should bring 14 disparate lines of 9–11 syllables to class. Lines may be from sentences of the student’s own prose or lines from poems that haven’t worked. No two lines have to be from the same source or time. Each student should come to workshop with each line on its own small sliver of paper. Students will leave class with a new process and a new poem.