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That Swing [J. W. Marshall]

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Member Price: $220.50
General Price: $245.00

The music of a poem can augment the meaning to such a large extent that the sound and sense become synonymous. We will look at the measured lines in Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s “Heavenly Questions,” Theodore Roethke’s “Praise to the End,” and Gwendolyn Brooks’s “The Bean Eaters.” While closely reading and discussing the work of these supremely distinctive singers, students will be asked to write in their styles. We will look to create a new piece of poetry?either a draft or finished work?each week. The books required will be “Heavenly Questions,” “The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke,” and “The Selected Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks,” each available in paperback.

This class takes place at The Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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