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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-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: 06/20/2020
End Date: 06/27/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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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.