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Roses, daises, pansies, violets, sunflowers, lilies, buttercups, poppies, and peonies. Flowers are things that many poets use in their poems and we associate them with love, life, heath, and growth or the direct opposite of these ideas. But flowers in poems can mean other unexpected things, too. In this craft class, we will explore the multitude of weirdness and wonder in poems that contain flowers. We will read poems by William Blake, Bhanu Kapil, Toi Derricotte, H.D., Pablo Neruda, Cornelius Eady, and Marilyn Chin, among others, which use flowers in strange and new ways. We will write our own poems too, inspired by these poets and sparked by some living and non-living flowers. And in doing all of this work, we will explore the great green mystery of life, which haunts us poets, which haunts all of us.
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.
Class Type: 2 SessionsFeatured Writers, Poetry
Start Date: 06/22/2019
End Date: 06/23/2019
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$170.00 General Price:
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Dorothea Lasky is the author of ROME (Liveright/ W.W Norton), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.