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Writing Alongside Plath and Roethke

All Levels. We’ll explore the poetry of Plath and Roethke with particular attention to how they trust metaphor to convey their core stories (childhood neglect fueling stylistic rebellion and vindication). Through looking at their roots in children’s and so-called light verse, and through exploring their different resolutions of trauma, we’ll find specific ways to spark and refine our own narratives, whether traumatic or not. Required Texts available from Elliott Bay Bookstore: Plath, Sylvia, The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath. ed. Ted Hughes (Harper Perennial, 2008); and Roethke, Theodore. The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke (Anchor Books, 1975)

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.

Instructor: Deborah Woodard

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 04/29/2017

End Date: 06/03/2017

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 19

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Deborah Woodard

Deborah Woodard's first full-length collection, Plato's Bad Horse, appeared in 2006 (Bear Star Press). Her new collection, Borrowed Tales, was recently published by Stockport Flats.

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