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Poetry For Poets Who Are Sick And Tired Of Poetry

Saturday, April 16th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Are you a poet whose inspiration/motivation for poetry has run completely dry? Or, are you a prose writer who simply cannot figure out how to write poetry? Or, have you always wanted to write poetry but have been too intimidated by the form to try?

Never fear: this generative writing class is for anybody who needs to get (re-)grounded, (re-)charged, and (re-)inspired. We’ll read/listen to pieces by poets such as Fatimah Asghar, Alan Pelaez Lopez, Denice Frohman, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Danez Smith, and Rudy Francisco. Then, participants will go through a series of poetry exercises.

Students will leave with the beginnings of 3-4 poems and a sense of rejuvenation. Be ready to learn to love poetry (again), ask your questions, and get your creative juices flowing!

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.


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Kayla Degala-Paraíso
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