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  • Workshop
  • Online: On-Demand
  • Adult (18+)
  • 4 Weeks

Intro to Poetry

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  • $405.00 Non-Member
  • $390.00 Member

Class Description

Have you ever wanted to write poetry or are currently writing poetry and feel you don't have general knowledge about the genre? In this class, students will receive information about the lineage of poetry. We will discuss the major schools of thought, what influenced poets of each decade, and how these schools of thought shaped contemporary poetry. We’ll read poetry by Peter Gizzi, Allison Benis White, Franny Choi, and many more. At the end of class, students will have the opportunity to free-write a poem inspired (or reinspired) by a wider knowledge of poetry.

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 is an Online: On-Demand class that will take place on our asynchronous online learning platform, Wet.Ink. Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink before 5pm on the first day of class! All video lectures for Online: On-Demand courses have closed captioning available. To enable, click "cc" on the toolbar of each video lecture.