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Intermediate | American poetry has a rich history of articulating the truth of our cities. We might call this tradition urban pastoral, in contrast to English pastoral poetry, which idealizes rural life. By reframing the pastoral in an urban setting, the poem’s relationship with landscape becomes more complicated. In exercises and assignments, we will celebrate aspects of city life and recognize and engage with its complexities. Our poems might be considered encounters, attempts to map the city’s public and private spaces.
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.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 8 SessionsPoetry
Start Date: 04/24/2018
End Date: 06/12/2018
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Erich Schweikher recently returned to Seattle after seven years of teaching and writing in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the co-founder and editor of the annual poetry/poetics journal Northside Review. (He finds that it is often more enjoyable to publish others’ work than write his own.) His poems and essays have appeared in Hawai’i Pacific Review, Action Yes, and 42opus, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, he has always had a fondness for the sea. He still dreams of being a tugboat captain.