• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 18, 2023
  • End Date: September 8, 2023
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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The New Canon: Poetry for Social Action

In this class, students will get a flash-course in poetry for social action. We'll read and discuss works by diverse, predominantly BIPOC writers challenging the "canon" and forging the path for other writers speaking to moments that make movements. Then we'll write poems inspired by the readings. Poets may include Lucille Clifton, Haunani Kay-Trask, Patricia Smith, Heid Erdrich, Barbara Reyes, and Ocean Vuong.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens