• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 5, 2023
  • End Date: August 6, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday, Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $180.00
  • Member Price: $162.00

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The New American Sonnet

This generative workshop will examine how three American poets—Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, and Patricia Smith—changed and moved the sonnet in new directions. We will read, discuss, and compare their work to Shakespeare and Petrarch. We will also read other contemporary sonnets and spend time writing our own poems. A packet with selected readings will be sent to all participants.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Veronica Golos

Veronica Golos

Veronica Golos is author of four poetry books: A Bell Buried Deep (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize); Vocabulary of Silence (New Mexico Poetry Prize); Rootwork and GIRL (Naji Naaman Honor Prize for Poetry.) Her work has been extensively translated into Arabic; also Persian and Italian. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.