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I Don’t Get It: Reading Poetry Together

Genres: Poetry, Reading


Introductory, Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: March 4, 2024
End Date: March 25, 2024
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $237.60
General Price: $264.00

Whether you're a stranger to poetry or simply want to read through the brand new 2023 edition of Best American Poetry with other like-minded people, this class is for you. Reading a selection each week, we’ll compare notes on our favorites, and sometimes say, "I just don’t get it." Find insight, inspiration, and a supportive place for inquiry as you become familiar with contemporary poetry. Practicing poets will discover new voices and techniques. Optional weekly writing prompts will be available.


  • This class includes:  
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.


  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing 
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.

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