• Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 22, 2023
  • End Date: October 22, 2023
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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It’s Complicated: Love Poems for the Real World

Love takes many forms, from romantic desire to warm affection to deep appreciation. Poetry offers us ways to honor these various and nuanced loves, and in this class, we'll explore some of those poetic approaches, such as the aubade, the elegy, and the ode. As we write together, we'll use techniques to draw on the many emotions often intertwined with love—gratitude, excitement, grief, jealousy, longing—to write poems that show love in all of its beautiful, complicated reality.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Jennifer Perrine

Jennifer Perrine


Jennifer (JP) Perrine is the author of four award-winning books of poetry: Again, The Body Is No Machine, In the Human Zoo, and No Confession, No Mass. Perrine’s recent poems, stories, and essays appear in The Missouri Review, New Letters, The Seventh Wave Magazine, Buckman Journal, and The Gay & Lesbian Review. A resident of Portland, Oregon, Perrine co-hosts the Incite: Queer Writers Read series, teaches creative writing to youth and adults, and serves as a wilderness guide.