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In this workshop we will look at one of the ancient roots of poetry—to call into existence the world. Our focus will be on the imagination as answering the challenge of making something out of nothing, be it personal myth or cosmic confabulation. We’ll look at some instances that conjure such forces and attempt to write our own.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Winter quarter 2021.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Dean Young has published ten books of poems, most recently Bender, New and Selected, as well as a book of prose on poetry, The Arts of Recklessness. He currently teaches poetry writing at the University of Austin, Texas.