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Contemporary Poetry For People Who Don’t “Get” Poetry (But Want To!)

with Leigh Sugar

Genres: Poetry, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

6 Sessions

Start Date: July 10, 2022
End Date: August 14, 2022
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Are you intrigued by contemporary poetry but don't know where or how to find a way "in"? In this course, we will engage in reading, writing, and sharing exercises designed to support a beginning student's understanding of (and appreciation for) poetry. We will move from the macro to the micro, discussing: What is poetry? What role/function does poetry serve? We will then move to reading techniques, and finish with generative exercises meant to get you started on your writing journey.

Leigh Sugar

Leigh Sugar

she/her

Leigh Sugar is a multidisciplinary artist from Michigan. She currently teaches writing at the Institute for Justice and Opportunity at John Jay College in New York City, and holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University, where she studied on fellowship. Poems appear in POETRY, jubilat, Pigeon Pages, and more. Leigh has taught in a variety of settings to folks ages 0 through older adulthood, including undergraduate creative writing at NYU, facilitating writing workshops in state prisons through the Prison Creative Arts Project, and teaching academic and professional writing to justice-system involved individuals. A disabled and chronically ill artist, Leigh aims to foster accessible arts spaces and invites active feedback from participants in order to make workshop as safe and supportive as possible. We are all responsible to ourselves and each other, and poetry workshops are such a sacred place to practice this system of community care. Find out more (and say hello!) at www.leighksugar.com.

Social Media: @lekasugar

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