Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Fall 2023
  • Start Date: October 7, 2023
  • End Date: November 18, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Superb Surprise: Writing Alongside Emily Dickinson

In this class, we'll read the poetry and letters of Emily Dickinson, as curated by Thomas H. Johnson, including her powerful and enigmatic "Master" letters. We'll then move to a consideration of Dickinson's late "envelope" jottings, likely comparing them to Sappho's fragments. Expect class discussion, weekly prompts and read-arounds, and instructor feedback on classwork. Required texts: Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest, edited Thomas H. Johnson; Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters, edited Thomas H. Johnson.

No class dates: 11/11/2023

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August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard

She / Her

Deborah Woodard holds an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD from the University of Washington. She is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. She has translated Amelia Rosselli with Giuseppe Leporace in The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems: 1953 – 1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009) and with Roberta Antognini in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Woodard teaches at Hugo House in Seattle and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift.