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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.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Luther Hughes

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Start Date: 09/17/2020

End Date: 10/22/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Luther Hughes

Luther Hughes is the author of the debut poetry collection, A Shiver in the Leaves, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2022, and the chapbook Touched (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018). He is the founder of Shade Literary Arts, a literary organization for queer writers of color, and co-hosts The Poet Salon podcast with Gabrielle Bates and Dujie Tahat. Recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize, his writing has been published in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Seattle Times, Orion Magazine, and more. Luther was born and raised in Seattle, where he currently lives.

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