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Irreverent Joy and the Poetics of Resistance: A Generative Workshop (ZOOM)

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | In difficult times we turn to poetry. Yet the writing of poems doesn’t have to be somber or serious. How can we cultivate a sense of joy, playfulness, and defiance in our practice? How do we write poems that give no f*cks while honoring what we love? We will explore new ways to celebrate our obsessions and speak truth to power while writing from a place of fearlessness and wonder. Time will be split between writing exercises and discussion of each other’s work. The goal is to leave workshop with new poems and a sense of freedom and possibility.

Instructor: Kendra DeColo

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2020

Start Date: 06/20/2020

No Class On: 7/4/2020

End Date: 08/01/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 10

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Kendra DeColo

Kendra DeColo is the author of I am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers from the World (BOA Editions, 2021), My Dinner with Ron Jeremy (Third Man Books, 2016) and Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. She is a recipient of a 2019 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has received awards and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Millay Colony, Split this Rock, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Tin House Magazine, Waxwing, Los Angeles Review, Bitch Magazine, VIDA, and elsewhere. She is co-host of the podcast RE/VERB: A Third Man Books Production and she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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