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Poetics of the Haunted House

Genres: Poetry



6 Sessions

Start Date: January 23, 2023
End Date: March 6, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Poetry can be one of the most effective tools for excavation of both personal and generational histories. In this class, ghosts of all types will be invited in and engaged with. We will examine poems by writers like Yehuda Amichai, Hanif Abdurraquib, and dg nanouk okpik, learn the mechanisms of haunting within poetry, and generate work. Students will leave this class with five workshopped poems and lists of suggested further reading and venues for submission.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Hannah Schoettmer

Hannah Schoettmer


Hannah Schoettmer's poetry has appeared in venues like The Louisville Review, SOFTBLOW, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, ONE ART, and elsewhere. She's received a fellowship from Brooklyn Poets. Her debut chapbook, Body Panopticon (Bottlecap Features), was released in 2022.

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