Elegy in a Time of Pandemic (ZOOM) [Chen Chen]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
How do we write about grief right now, when there are so many (and simultaneous) forms of grief to address? Can poems speak to job loss, loss of everyday routines, loss of future plans, missing friends who are alive but who knows when we’ll get to see them next? And what if we simply can’t write poems at this moment—what do we do with the loss of our sense of being poets? In this generative workshop, we’ll make space for all these questions, looking to a range of elegies not for neat answers (which don’t exist anyway) but a deepening of our attention to where we are, who we are, in the midst of crisis.