A Community of Women [Susan Rich]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
All Levels | Imagine Boston in the 1960s: Elizabeth Bishop sitting in the audience as Anne Sexton performs “Woman with Girdle” accompanied by her underground band, Her Kind. Imagine Bishop and Adrienne Rich on a road trip together, so engaged in their conversation that they miss their turn. Imagine Sexton and Sylvia Plath taking an adult education class together and then going to the bar at the Ritz after class. In the 20th century, the poetic landscape was primarily the jurisdiction of the male poets, and yet these four women became arguably more important American writers than any men of their time. In this class, we’ll read their work with an eye to the intersections and influences they had upon each other. Optional writing prompts will be provided. All students in reading classes will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.