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Anecdotes of the Jar: Create a Tiny Universe in Less Than 10 Lines

Do you ever wonder how a poet makes a perfect poem in less time than it takes most people to say hello? Well: us, too. We’ll explore some great short poems by H. D., Jack Spicer, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Lucille Clifton, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and James Schuyler and try to uncover how these poems become tiny universes and not just short poems waiting to be longer. We’ll write our own small poems, too, inspired by these poets and others, and sparked by some real life miniature objects and things.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Dorothea Lasky

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 09/20/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is the author of ROME (Liveright/ W.W Norton), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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