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All Levels | Juliana Spahr’s 2001 collection of poems, Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You, explores themes of connection and separation, shifting its gaze from insider to outsider. Her poetic drive toward community collaboration will be this course’s ethos. Our restorative writing practice will center connection rather than isolation, seeking relationship rather than harm in the process of writing into social issues. Students will read writing across genres from authors such as jayy dodd, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, June Jordan, and Louise Erdrich.
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: 6 SessionsMultigenre
Term: Summer 2021
Start Date: 07/29/2021
End Date: 09/02/2021
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Ever Jones is a queer/trans writer, artist & instructor. Their poetry collection, nightsong, published in 2020 (Sundress Publicatiins), is a transliberatory lyric, earthing & unearthing the body from gender, politics & identity. Ever’s work collapses binaries & resists social constructions, embracing intersections & celebrating and / & / or / both / also / multiple / question / etc. They won the Grand Prize for the Eco Arts Awards in 2014 & was a finalist for terrain.org’s 2013 poetry contest. Ever is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington in Tacoma & teaches at Richard Hugo House. You can find their work at POETRY, Tupelo Press, About Place and others. Visit everjones.com to view some art and writing.