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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
Intermediate / Advanced | In this class we’ll explore more ways to get poetry revving on the page and experiment with a variety of “machine[s] made of words” (W.C. Williams) to expand our ideas of what a poem can be (including prose poems, calligrams, some traditional forms, and associative verse). The class will focus on in-class writing prompts and reading; by the end, you’ll have a portfolio of new work and more fuel for keeping your writing going.
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.
Class Type: 2 SessionsOnline, Poetry
Start Date: 03/28/2020
End Date: 04/04/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$170.00 General Price:
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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