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The Political Act of Vulnerability

All Levels | What makes a poem vulnerable? How does one become vulnerable on the page, and what is the risk of such vulnerability? What about vulnerability is political? This class will close-read poems, prose, and other genres of art by June Jordan, Solmaz Sharif, Beyoncé, Carl Phillips, Sharon Olds, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Adrienne Rich, and more. Through discussion and writing exercises, students will practice being vulnerable on the page and find power in their disclosures.

5 seats in this class are reserved for scholarship students. For more info on scholarships, click here.

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: Luther Hughes

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/17/2020

End Date: 10/22/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 10

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Luther Hughes

Luther Hughes, born and raised in Seattle, is author of Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018), Founder of Shade Literary Arts, and Executive Editor for the The Offing . Along with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat, he co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast. He has been published in Poetry, Paris Review, New England Review, The Rumpus , and others. He is the recipient of the 2020 92Y Discovery Poetry Contest. Luther received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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