The Personal and the Political [Rick Barot]
Intermediate | We’re living in politically tumultuous, grief-struck times, and poetry’s role as a catalyst for redress has never been more necessary. In this two-session class, we’ll spend one session looking at poets whose works illustrate the ways we might pivot — whether messily or fluidly — between the personal and the political, the private and the historical. The poets we look at will include Ross Gay, Victoria Chang, Layli Long Soldier, and others. An assignment will be provided at the end of the first session. At the second session, we’ll share and discuss the assignment poems produced by the poets in the class.