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

Revolutionary Poetics

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  • $75.00 Non-Member
  • $65.00 Member

Class Description

This workshop allows us to develop our writing craft while engaging in revolutionary political education. Because poetry, by definition, is political, poets cannot (and should not) strive to be apolitical. By integrating the poetry, essays and narratives from iconic revolutionaries such as Assata Shakur, George Jackson and Kwame Ture along with modern revolutionary writings by poets such as Amiri Barka and Tongo Eisen-Martin, among others, this workshop will facilitate writers' in the reflection and articulation of their own lived practices outside of their poetry practice.

We will also identify when and how those practices show up in our writing choices like word choice, themes, form, genre, etc. We will use text, media, theory and discussion to inform and challenge our points of view and our understanding of how our political lifestyles impact how we show up as artists and, inevitably, how we show up as humans.

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.

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!