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Online | This class will build upon craft learned in Poetry I and II. Students can expect close readings of mentor texts from a wide range of contemporary poets, advanced forms and prompts, discussions of poetic techniques and workshops of participants’ poems. We will also explore craft issues, advanced generative techniques like poetic sequences and research, as well as different approaches to revision and publishing, all with an eye towards strengthening your poetic practice and building a strong body of work.
This course takes place online through our partners at Wet Ink, and classes can be done at your own pace throughout the week.
Quenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, Pinwheel, Poetry Northwest, The James Franco Review, and Cura and in the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House fellow and is the recipient of a James W. Ray Venture Project award from Artist Trust. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).