Reclamation of Self & Power: Feminist Trauma Poetry [Sarah Thaller]
Introductory/Intermediate. Open to any writer, regardless of sex or gender expression, this course will explore how women have used poetry to reclaim self and power after trauma. Focusing on the work of Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Louise Erdrich, and Sharon Olds, among others, this course will analyze how poetry has provided an outlet and avenue for social justice, particularly in situations where such justice is denied. After discussing these works, we will create and workshop our own poetry.