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The Poetics of Silence

with Noah Zanella

Genres: Poetry

Online

Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: May 24, 2023
End Date: June 14, 2023
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

Marianne Moore wrote, "The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence." In this course, we will examine the role of silence in the works of various writers, from Hannah Arendt's "speechless wonder at the miracle of being" to Lorine Niedecker's "condensery," Audre Lorde's "transformation of silence into language and action," and Phil Elverum's "quiet, untreasured, in-between times." This is a generative seminar, and we will write a series of poems rethinking the possibilities of silence and voice in our poetry.

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Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Noah Zanella

Noah Zanella

I am a nonbinary writer and musician from Chicago. I have an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. I was the recipient of the 2022 Elieen Lannan Academy of American Poets Prize. I'm trying not to miss it all.

Website: noahpzanella.wixsite.com/my-site

LinkedIn: Noah Zanella

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