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The Words to Say It: Reading & Writing Poems about Illness, Trauma & Healing (ZOOM) Section I [Suzanne Edison]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

All Levels | The body is the repository for experiences of illness and trauma, but often we can’t find the words to communicate our realities to ourselves or others. By focusing on our bodily sensations, thoughts, and experiences, and using the craft of writing — images, syntax, narrative, forms, etc. — we can transform our experiences of illness and trauma into art. Readings will include poems by Lucia Perillo, Nick Flynn, Lucille Clifton, Rafael Campo, and Jane Kenyon, among others. Each week we will read, discuss, and write. There will be in-class prompts, options for homework, and time for students to bring their poems to class for feedback.

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