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Extra-Sensory Poetry

All Levels | Sensory detail is an integral part of poetry — but why stay limited to the classic human five? What if a poem perceived with eight eyes like a jumping spider, or drew synesthetic inspiration for touch and taste from an octopus or butterfly? How can Time as a sense inform our poetic structure? What new senses are available through dreams and hypnogogic states? This generative class of eclectic writing experiments will help you take your imagery and structures to new levels.

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.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Winter 2021

Start Date: 02/21/2021

End Date: 03/28/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sierra Nelson

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com

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