Poetry, Reading

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: October 9, 2022
  • End Date: November 20, 2022
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $305.00
  • Member Price: $274.50

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Writing Alongside Eirin Moure & Fernando Pessoa

Together we’ll explore the work of the postmodern-before-his-time Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, who, utilizing heteronyms (alter egos) to pen his texts, gives the lie to the notion that poetry is the simple act of being yourself on the page. We’ll tap our heteronyms, interact with Pessoa’s, and read Canadian poet Eirin Moure’s exuberant retranslation of heteronym Alberto Caeiro’s Keeper of Sheep. Weekly prompts, instructor feedback.

Texts: Pessoa & Co. Richard Zenith. Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person. Eirin Moure.

No class on 10/30.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard

she / her

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Deborah Woodard's most recent books are Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats); No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press); and Obtuse Diary, from the Italian of Amelia Rosselli (Entre Rios Books). She co-curates the reading series Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry.