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As John Donne said, “All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.” We’ll make and workshop new poems out of a variety of imitative exercises, using Jonathan Lethem’s “Ecstasy of Influence” as both blessing and guide for our endeavor. Be prepared to discuss the anxieties and the ecstasies of influence upon the practice of the poet while we practice the poets. Nice work if you can get it! (Previous workshop experience suggested.)
No class Nov. 24.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Class Type: 6 SessionsPoetry
Start Date: 10/27/2014
No Class On: 11/24/2014
End Date: 12/08/2014
Days of the Week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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Kary Wayson’s poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Nation, Narrative, FIELD, Filter, The Best American Poetry 2007 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize anthology. Kary was a 2003 Discovery/The Nation award winner, and her chapbook, Dog & Me, was published in 2004 by LitRag Press. Her book, American Husband, won the Ohio State University Press/ The Journal Award in 2009. A 2012 The Stranger Genius Award nominee, Kary lives and works in Seattle.