Poetry from Asian American Identity and Experience (ASYNCHRONOUS) [Aimee Suzara]
All Levels | Especially inviting people of Asian backgrounds, this class will focus on poetry by Asian American and Asian writers in the United States. We will engage with poetry and spoken word, considering themes of belonging and otherness, homeland and loss, racism and immigration. Special attention will be given to challenging silence, misrepresentation, and the current climate of anti-Asian sentiment and how we challenge it by telling our own stories. We will write and share feedback. Readings will include Kevin Yang, Ocean Vuong, Barbara Reyes, Michelle Peñaloza, Jason Bayani, and Lee Herrick.
This class takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and sessions can be done at your own pace throughout the week.