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Poems of Affirmation and Praise

All Levels | How do we, in times of loss, praise what’s left? In this workshop, we’ll explore poems that do just that: affirm humanity in the face of challenge and darkness. We’ll learn how these poems tick and talk about how they can help us — and the world. And, most importantly, how to write our own. Consider this a fireside gathering of comfort and craft. We’ll read: Ilya Kaminsky, Lucille Clifton, Jane Hirshfield, W.S. Merwin, and more.

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: Danusha Laméris

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Winter 2021

Start Date: 02/07/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

$81.00 Member Price:
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Danusha Laméris

Danusha Laméris’ first book, The Moons of August (Autumn House, 2014), was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize. Some of her poems have been published in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and Tin House. She’s the author of Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), and the recipient of the 2020 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. Danusha teaches poetry independently, and was the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California.

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