I Don’t Get It: Reading Poetry Together

with Sally Ashton

Genres: Poetry, Reading

Online

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.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

  • 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.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • 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

she/her

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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