Writing with the Furious Flower Poets
Writing with the Furious Flower Poets | Furious Flower is the nation's first academic center for Black poetry and is committed to ensuring the visibility, inclusion, and critical consideration of Black poets in American letters. In this class, we'll engage with Furious Flower archives to analyze the impactful legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, Jayne Cortez, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, and Sonia Sanchez. We'll focus on the writing breadth of each poet, engage with each poet’s voice, interrogate format and structure, and generate work that seeks to be in conversation with Furious Flower poets.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Feedback in class: Instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class:
- Optional writing or reading outside of class.
- 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Anastacia-Reneé (She/They) is a queer writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, speaker and podcaster. She is the author of (v.) (Black Ocean) and Forget It (Black Radish) and, Here in the (Middle) of Nowhere and Sidenotes from the Archivist, forthcoming from Amistad (an imprint of HarperCollins). They were selected by NBC News as part of the list of “Queer Artist of Color Dominate 2021’s Must See LGBTQ Art Shows.” Anastacia-Renee was former Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), Hugo House Poet-in-Residence (2015-2017), Arc Artist Fellow (2020) and Jack Straw Curator (2020). Her work has been anthologized in: Teaching Black: The Craft of Teaching on Black Life and Literature, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart, Furious Flower Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Afrofuturism, Black Comics, And Superhero Poetry, Joy Has a Sound, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden, and Seismic: Seattle City of Literature. Her work has appeared in, Hobart, Foglifter, Auburn Avenue, Catapult, Alta, Torch, Poetry Northwest, A-Line, Cascadia Magazine, Hennepin Review, Ms. Magazine and others. Renee has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Ragdale, Mineral School, and The New Orleans Writers Residency.
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