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Poems for a Better Nation

All Levels. What is a poet’s work in strange times? How can words most matter for nation and Earth? As poet Dennis Lee once said, we need to “Work as if in the early days of a better nation.” In this workshop, we will read and write poems that seed the future with truth and challenge, from outright political poems to more oblique contributions to a better nation—songs of a patriot (or matriot loyal to home ground), manifestos, consolations, & blessings.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 05/14/2017

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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