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The Sequence

All Levels | Students will explore their obsessions in order to write a sequence of poems centered on a person, myth, place, or other subject. We rarely write one piece without finding images worthy of investigation. Using Keats’ concept of negative capability, we will “entertain uncertainty.” The sequence can be developed into a chapbook or book-length collection. Prompts will be provided by instructor. Example: Berryman’s Dream Songs. Bring a poem to the first class.

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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If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Judith Skillman

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 10/20/2021

No Class On: 11/24/2021

End Date: 12/01/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust. Her recent collection is The Truth About Our American Births, Shanti Arts, 2020. Poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Zyzzyva, We Refugees, and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry. For more, please visit judithskillman.com.

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