Personal Mythologies [Sasha LaPointe]
What does it look like when we build our own mythologies? Maybe yours is a mythology of mix tapes, or maybe you’ve learned from mermaid stories or ghosts. In this class, we will discover our own origin stories, explore our personal mythologies, and list the things we use to define ourselves. We will take a look at poets who have spun their personal mythologies into art, such as Hannah Sanghee Park, Natalie Diaz, Matthew Dickman and Donika Kelly, discuss some of their techniques, and draft a poem or two of our own.