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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Ambitious, Aren't We? Three Poems in Three Hours

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

A generative poetry workshop where we focus on three forms of poetry: odes, abecederians, and contrapuntals. We'll examine each form through the works of Ashanti Anderson, Natalie Diaz, Ross Gay, Kimiko Hanh, Syan Jay, and Terisa Siagatonu. Each hour will start with a focus on a poetry form, followed by a writing sprint, and a (voluntary) share of work as well as distribution of resources for each poetic form. By the end of the workshop, students will have a minimum of three poem drafts.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!