Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: February 6, 2023
  • End Date: March 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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I Don’t Get it: Reading “Best American Poetry 2022” Together

Strangers to poetry, welcome! Poets, too. Or anyone who wants to take a guided tour through this year’s edition of a renowned, sometimes controversial, anthology. We’ll talk about poetry, how it works, about "bests" and who says so, as we dig into this year's collection of seventy-five contemporary poems. Choose your own "bests," compare notes, and sometimes say, "I just don’t get it." You’ll find insight, inspiration, and a supportive place for inquiry. Optional writing prompts available. Text required: Best American Poetry 2022.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Sally Ashton

Sally Ashton


Sally Ashton is a writer, teacher, and editor in chief of DMQ Review. Publishing in three genres, she's the author of 4 books. She taught at SJSU for eleven years and continues to teach workshops, Zoom and in person. Go to for more information.