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.
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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 sallyashton.com for more information.