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Multi-Languaging Poetry

with Siwar Masannat

Genres: Poetry, Reading


Open to all levels

2 Sessions

Start Date: December 2, 2023
End Date: December 9, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $162.00
General Price: $180.00

How do writers compose poems in two or more languages? What craft choices and poetic occasions are made possible by bi- or multi-lingualism? In this course, we will engage with poems by Zeina Hashem Beck, Don Mee Choi, Victor Hernández Cruz, Tsitsi Jaji, and others to explore these questions. We will discuss and practice several poetic techniques and generate new poems of our own. Writers at various levels of language mastery can engage with and benefit from this course.

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

Siwar Masannat

Siwar Masannat


Siwar Masannat is a Jordanian writer and the author of two books of poetry, cue: poems (University of Georgia Press, 2024) and 50 Water Dreams (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2015).

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

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