Writing Pandemic Poems for Lament, Solace, Testimony [Kim Stafford]
All Levels | Drawing on short readings from writers who have addressed pandemics — Giovanni Boccaccio, Daniel Defoe, Albert Camus, and writers addressing our predicament now — we will write poems to report personal experience, interrogate the public narrative, honor what’s lost, and celebrate what’s been clarified. The pandemic has hit the reset button on our individual lives, our communities, and our nation. Pandemic poems can reframe what we now know we need, don’t need, and must envision. This class includes a lunch break.