• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 6, 2023
  • End Date: June 10, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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The End of Exile: A Decolonizer’s Guide to Poetry

This course decolonizes expectations of poetry and language by engaging with hybrid, experimental works from authors across the globe. We will also examine what is lost and gained in the art of translation. Throughout the course, students will write their own set of poems that reflect their engagement with poetry as a connective string from themselves to the outside world. Featuring: Ukrainian-Jewish hybrid poet Ilya Kaminsky, Indian experimental poet Aditi Machado, translations of ancient Chinese poet Wang Wei, and more.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Christie Valentin-Bati

Christie Valentin-Bati


Christie Valentin-Bati is a poetry teaching artist based in Chicago. Her work received honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, was commissioned by the ACLU, and her micro-chapbook "Journal" was showcased in Porous Gallery. She loves plants and shadows.