• Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: September 18, 2022
  • End Date: October 9, 2022
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Poetry & Intimacies

Poetry as a form—often small, a page that can be torn out and kept—is the perfect vessel for intimacies. In this course, we will study poems that enact care, joy, and/or humor by writers such as Derrick Austin, Megan Fernandes, and Sharon Olds. We’ll also investigate the complications of trying to define intimacy and the intimate self when both are complicated by social structures. Through prompts inspired by these works, we’ll generate and share our own poems that chart ideas of love and relation.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Taneum Bambrick

Taneum Bambrick


Taneum Bambrick is the author of Intimacies, Received (Copper Canyon Press, Sept 27th 2022) and Vantage, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Award (American Poetry Review 2019). She received support from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Vermont Studio Center. A 2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is currently a Dornsife Fellow in the PhD program at the University of Southern California. Her work appears in The New YorkerThe NationAcademy of American PoetsPEN, and elsewhere.