A Sense of Self [Mary Szybist]
In the Guardian, Michael Symmons Roberts writes, “We often mystify and misunderstand each other, but we are even more opaque to ourselves, so a powerful self-portrait is a work of exploration.” This class will take up that exploration. We’ll consider a variety of approaches to self-portraiture in poems (via Charles Wright, Jorie Graham, Tarfia Faizullah, and more) and experiment with them ourselves. Please bring photos of yourself at different ages (phone photos are fine). If you keep a notebook of promising lines, bring that too. Szybist’s talk with Robert Wrigley occurs Sept. 29.
Co-presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures.
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