Poetry II will add to your growing skill set in a supportive workshop environment. We'll learn by closely reading and responding to mentor texts as well as each other's poems, and practice the art of revision so that you can continue to hone your work beyond the bounds of the classroom.
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December 6: Member registration opens
December 13: General registration opens
Lydia K. Valentine
Lydia K. Valentine is a playwright and poet, director and dramaturg, editor, and educator. Lydia’s first poetry collection, Brief Black Candles, was published in November 2020 by Not a Pipe Publishing. Her writing has also appeared in online and print publications such as Speak, The Pitkin Review, and Shout! An Anthology of Resistance Poetry and Short Fiction. The anthology from Blue Cactus Press, We Need a Reckoning, takes its name from one of Lydia’s three poems that will be included. She has been the recipient of various awards and recognitions with the most recent being named the 2021-2023 City of Tacoma Poet Laureate.