Poetry I

with Naa Akua

Genres: Poetry

Online

Introductory

6 Sessions

Start Date: April 11, 2023
End Date: May 16, 2023
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Designed for any poet ready to take their poetry understanding to a new level, Poetry I will introduce you to poems from many different eras—we’ll read Hanif Abdurraquib, Ada Limón, Robert Hayden, Jan Beatty, Joy Harjo, among many others—while providing a rich foundation for writing new poems. We’ll explore and practice many essential elements of poetry, including metaphors, sound, imagination, and overall structure and multiple forms.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Naa Akua

Naa Akua

they/she

Naa Akua, is a New York-born poet, actor, educator, and sound-word practitioner who is Ghanaian/Bajan and queer. Akua uses the vibratory energy of sound and the intent of words as a vehicle towards healing. Akua, former 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence is a Writers in the Schools (Seattle Arts & Lectures) Writer-in-Residence at Franklin High School, Hugo House teacher, and Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) youth facilitator. www.naaakua.com

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