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Advanced Poetry Workshop

BY APPLICATION: Please apply by January 13.

Advanced | In this inclusive, welcoming, and supportive workshop, the focus will be on revising poems to meet each workshop member’s criteria for excellence in myriad aspects, including clarity, image, sonic devices, figurative language, and subversion of the ordinary in favor of the unexpected. Additionally, we will analyze and discuss poems we admire, including ones by Harryette Mullen, W. S. Merwin, and Wanda Coleman. Finally, participants will generate new work. Prerequisite: 3–4 poems submitted to the instructor.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Martha Silano

Class Type: 10 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 01/19/2022

End Date: 03/23/2022

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 8

Maximum Class Size: 15

$432.00 Member Price:
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Martha Silano

Martha Silano is the author of five poetry books, including Gravity Assist, Reckless Lovely, and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, all from Saturnalia Books. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, American Poetry Review, and Paris Review, among others, and in four dozen print anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation and ​Best American Poetry 2009. She also co-authored, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice. Martha received Yaddo's 2017 Martha Walsh Pulver Residency. She teaches at Bellevue College.

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