Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 30, 2023
  • End Date: November 20, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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American Journal: Reading Poems for Our Time

This course is for writers of all levels interested in exploring the poems from American Journal: Poems for Our Time, selected by Tracy K. Smith. Through close readings, we'll explore craft elements that reoccur in this work and then practice these techniques via generative exercises. We'll also study the collection's diverse authors to see how their work uniquely defines contemporary American poetry. Students will come away with prompts for new work and a foundation for understanding our poetic zeitgeist.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Grace Bialecki

Grace Bialecki


Grace Bialecki is a writer, spoken word poet, and workshop facilitator. She has performed at KGB Bar and as the featured poet at Paris Lit Up, and her work has appeared in various publications including Catapult and Epiphany Magazine. Bialecki is the co-founder of the storytelling series Thirst, and the author of the novel Purple Gold (ANTIBOOKCLUB). 

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