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Intermediate | Through in-class discussion and exercises, take-home assignments and reading, we’ll spend the first five weeks building craft skills including figurative language, music, diction, and the line. We’ll lean on and learn from the work of writers including Yusef Komunyakaa, Aracelis Girmay, Ellen Bass, Alice Oswald, and Li-Young Lee. The final three weeks will focus on revision strategies and workshopping participants’ poems. You’ll leave with new tools to ignite and sustain future poems, and a clearer sense of your own process.
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: 8 SessionsOnline, Poetry
Term: Spring 2021
Start Date: 04/15/2021
No Class On: 05/06/2021
End Date: 06/10/2021
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Elizabeth Austen traveled the state as Washington’s poet laureate for 2014-16, and is the author of Every Dress a Decision, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. New poems are forthcoming in New England Review and Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is an alumna of Hedgebrook and the Jack Straw Writers program.