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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.
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.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
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.