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Advanced Poetry Workshop

As John Donne said, “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.” We’ll make and workshop new poems out of a variety of imitative exercises, using Jonathan Lethem’s “Ecstasy of Influence” as both blessing and guide for our endeavor. Be prepared to discuss the anxieties and the ecstasies of influence upon the practice of the poet while we practice the poets. Nice work if you can get it! (Previous workshop experience suggested.)

No class Nov. 24.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kary Wayson

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 10/27/2014

No Class On: 11/24/2014

End Date: 12/08/2014

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kary Wayson

Kary Wayson’s poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Nation, Narrative, FIELD, Filter, The Best American Poetry 2007 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology. Kary was a 2003 Discovery/The Nation award winner, and her chapbook, Dog & Me, was published in 2004 by LitRag Press. Her book, American Husband, won the Ohio State University Press/ The Journal Award in 2009. A 2012 The Stranger Genius Award nominee, Kary lives and works in Seattle.

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