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Anecdotes of the Jar: Create a Tiny Universe in Less Than 10 Lines

Do you ever wonder how a poet makes a perfect poem in less time than it takes most people to say hello? Well: us, too. We’ll explore some great short poems by H. D., Jack Spicer, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Lucille Clifton, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and James Schuyler and try to uncover how these poems become tiny universes and not just short poems waiting to be longer. We’ll write our own small poems, too, inspired by these poets and others, and sparked by some real life miniature objects and things.

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Instructor: Dorothea Lasky

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 09/20/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky is the author of ROME (Liveright/ W.W Norton), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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