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All Levels. We will read from a wide range of contemporary poets of color, including Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, John Manuel-Arias, Luther Hughes, and Xandria Phillips, among others. We will draw from a well of art, both visual and musical. We will look at expanding form as a resistance to gentrification. Think Rumba as an alternative form to the sonnet. Think a break in beat as an expanse across the page. We will write in free verse, generate new work, and discuss redrafting techniques.
Sliding scale pricing available. Please call Hugo House at (206) 322-7030.
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.
Sarah Maria Medina is a poet and a fiction/creative non-fiction writer from the American Northwest. Her writing has been published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Midnight Breakfast, PANK, Split This Rock, Apogee, Raspa Literary Journal, and elsewhere. She is an ARTIST UP Grant LAB recipient for her poetry manuscript in progress Ochun's Daughter. She was a finalist in Indiana Review's 2015 Poetry Prize. She is also the poetry editor at Winter Tangerine. Medina is Boricua of mixed heritage and enrolled with The United Confederation of Taíno People. She is at work on several projects.