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First Fight, Then Fiddle: Toward a Revolutionary Poetics [Kaveh Akbar]

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This class is being offered on a sliding scale. General price reflects the true cost of running this program. There are also pay-what-you-can options, and a Supporter option which helps us offer classes to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Audre Lorde’s words, “Revolution is not a one-time event,” provide a frame for Kaveh Akbar’s exploration of poetic revolution against form, against line, against grammar. He discusses works by Gwendolyn Brooks, Forough Farrokhzad, Vijay Seshadri, and others to see how they push not only to rout convention, but to tear it down and offer up something better. This class is being offered in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Poetry Series. This class is being offered in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Poetry Series.


Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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