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Praise Poems and Odes (ZOOM)

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | This course is completely celebratory! We will write praise poems and odes, which comes from the Greek “aeidein” (to sing or chant). In J. A. Cuddon’s words, an ode is “a full-dress poem.” Full of fervor, we will consider the ode as an address to a person, event, object, or something even more ineffable. Along with writing our own odes, we will read traditional and contemporary odes from Ross Gay, Lucille Clifton, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and more.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Jane Wong

Class Type: 2 Sessions

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Term: Summer 2020

Start Date: 06/20/2020

End Date: 06/27/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$108.00 Member Price:
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$120.00 General Price:

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Jane Wong

Jane Wong's poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. In 2017, she received the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist award for Washington artists.

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