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

with Sally Ashton

Genres: Poetry, Reading


Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: February 6, 2023
End Date: March 6, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10 pm - 9:10 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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 poet, writer, teacher, and editor-in-chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. Publishing in three genres, she is the author of five books of poems including the just-released Listening to Mars (Cornerstone Press, 2024) and The Behaviour of Clocks (WordFarm, 2019). She lives in California where she taught writing at San José State University for ten years and continues to teach workshops locally, Zoom, and currently online through Hugo House. Her prose poem “4.6 Billion Years” will go to the Moon as part of the Lunar Codex project via the Griffin/VIPER mission in 2024. Learn more at www.sallyashton.com. 

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