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Your Favorite Poet’s Favorite Poet

with Emily Sernaker

Genres: Poetry, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: June 14, 2022
End Date: July 5, 2022
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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 27 interviews with some of today’s most inspiring and innovative poets. We'll read and discuss work recommended by Dorianne Laux, Tina Chang, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gregory Pardlo, and Tongo Eisen-Martin.

All students in this class will receive a 20% off discount at Elliott Bay Book Company to purchase the course reading list.

Emily Sernaker

Emily Sernaker

She/her

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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