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Writing the Rainbow: Queer Poetics

with Kamal Kimball

Genres: Poetry


Intermediate, Advanced

6 Sessions

Start Date: May 11, 2023
End Date: June 15, 2023
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

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This class offers an engaging and rigorous look at how poetry "queers" language. Lessons from queer poetry about disrupting, transforming, and challenging everyday uses of language will benefit any student of the craft, and this course is open to both queer students and allies. The course will include readings from notable queer poets from Sappho to O'Hara to Pico to Danez Smith. Students will workshop two poems, and instructor feedback will be provided on a final portfolio..

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Kamal Kimball

Kamal Kimball


Kamal E. Kimball is a queer Ohio poet. On the editorial team for Muzzle, her work has been published in Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, New South, and elsewhere. She is the author of "The Mouth That Sucks the Bone" (Pitymilk, 2022).

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

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