Sweetbitter: Poems of Love, Longing, and the Exquisite Pain (ZOOM) [Leila Chatti]
This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.
Desire: the unmanageable creature. How do we begin to write about this unwieldy feeling? How do we look clearly and closely at our deepest loves and sharpest pains? In this workshop, we will push beyond fears of sentimentality and melodrama to write poems engaging with both sides of love — the sweet and the bitter. Using poems by Linda Gregg, Louise Glück, Li-Young Lee, Richard Siken, Tiphanie Yanique, and more, we will examine ways to “manage” the fiercest feelings in our own work, while writing poems that are alive, honest, and unflinching.
Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.
Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.
We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.
Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.
Make a Donation
Gifts made throughout the year support scholarships and free programming for the community.