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The Real News in Poems

All Levels | The news is abrasive because it’s incomplete. It’s the bitterness without the coffee, the salt without the pickle, the acid without the balsamic glaze aged ten years in oak barrels in Tuscany. It is the poet’s job to turn fact into food, loss into learning, and pain into song. In this workshop we will talk back to facts that leave us hungry by writing poems that nourish. This class has an hour lunch.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 12/07/2018

Days of the Week: Friday

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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