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Writing Pandemic Poems for Lament, Solace, Testimony

All Levels | Drawing on short readings from writers who have addressed pandemics — Giovanni Boccaccio, Daniel Defoe, Albert Camus, and writers addressing our predicament now — we will write poems to report personal experience, interrogate the public narrative, honor what’s lost, and celebrate what’s been clarified. The pandemic has hit the reset button on our individual lives, our communities, and our nation. Pandemic poems can reframe what we now know we need, don’t need, and must envision. This class includes a lunch break.

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Instructor: Kim Stafford

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 09/27/2020

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.

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