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

Poetry and Politics

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  • $150.00 Non-Member
  • $130.00 Member

Class Description

This one-day intensive will explore this fact: all poems are political. We'll talk, read, write, and share our work, thinking about the relations between poetry and politics, how and why they matter in 2016, and how they can inform our practices of writing, revising, and thinking on the page--and even change our ideas of what poetry is and can do. You can expect to begin new work and receive feedback on work-in-progress, and you'll leave with a set of new ways to exercise the language in your poems. Readings may include Danez Smith, Jericho Brown, Juliana Spahr, Claudia Rankine, Amiri Baraka, Adrienne Rich, and C.D. Wright.

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!