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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-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.
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 PDT
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.