• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: April 20, 2023
  • End Date: June 8, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $395.00
  • Member Price: $355.50

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The Sequence

This class has been postponed to the fall quarter (September 25-December 15). Please check back for our fall catalog in July. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We rarely write one piece without finding more images worthy of investigation. In this class, students will explore their obsessions in order to write a sequence of poems centered on a person, myth, place, or another subject. Using Keats' concept of negative capability, we will "entertain uncertainty." The sequence of poems created can be developed into a chapbook or book-length collection. Examples of sequences discussed will include Berryman, Lorca, Ginsberg, and Seaborn. Bring a poem to the first class.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman


Judith Skillman’s Oscar the Misanthropist, won the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, 2021. Her work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Threepenny Review, Zyzzyva, and other literary journals. She is the recipient of awards from Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust, and lead editor of When Home Is Not Safe, Writings on Domestic Verbal, Emotional, and Physical Abuse, McFarland. Skillman’s new book is Subterranean Address, New & Selected Poems 2014-2022, Deerbrook Editions. Visit for more information.