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Writers who work between prose and poetry will delight in this class, which seeks to explore the infinite possibilities of the poetic sentence. What happens when we stop over-steering the sentence and allow for multiple landscapes and interior investigations? Trusting the stumbles, we might expose glowing gaps of truth, longing, and attention. Class will include readings, generative prompts, and a mini-workshop. Readings include work by Gertrude Stein, Renee Gladman, Bhanu Kapil, and more.
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.
Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.