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Why the Sonnet?

Petrarch, Shakespeare, Meredith, Browning, Millay, McKay, Hacker, Hayes: What is it that keeps poets returning to this form? What is it about 14 lines of rhyming metrical verse that has kept the form alive, through thousands of variations, for something like 5 centuries? Participants should be prepared to write. If you have a rhyming dictionary, bring it along.

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: Marilyn Nelson

Class Type: 1 Session


Start Date: 01/11/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson’s honors include the Frost Medal, NSK Neustadt Award, and Ruth Lilly Prize. She was Poet Laureate of Connecticut, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and Poet-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

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