Your Favorite Poet’s Favorite Poet
with Emily Sernaker
Genres: Poetry, Reading
Open to all levels
Please note the following schedule changes not shown in the printed catalog:
New start date: 7/12
New end date: 8/2
New class time: Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm PT
Every poet must start somewhere—and behind every good writer, is a good reader. Together, we will demystify the idea that poetry is for the select few and explore the art form through the lens of legacy and community. This class will draw from twenty-seven interviews with some of today’s most innovative poets. We'll read and discuss work recommended by Ladan Osman, Ellen Bass, Joseph Millar, Arthur Sze, Hanif Abdurraqib, Kimiko Hahn, Sharon Olds, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Tyehimba Jess, and Toi Derricotte.
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Emily Sernaker is a writer and human-rights professional based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the Sun, New York Times, Ms. Magazine, McSweeney’s, Los Angeles Review of Books, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Rumpus, New Ohio Review and more. Over the last few years she has teamed up with Brooklyn Public Library to organize free, intergenerational, human-rights poetry programming, including Holding Space for Grief events, an Interfaith Poetry Reading, and Global Citizen poetry classes. She has worked as a staff member at the International Rescue Committee and New York Peace Institute and is currently an adjunct professor at the New School. Go to www.emilysernaker.com for more information or follow on social media @Emilysernaker.
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