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Erasure Poems: This Vanishing is Illuminating

Pausing our usual vocabularies in favor of a giddy, intuitive stumbling, we’ll make new poems by erasing, obscuring, and masking old text. Each student will generate a beautiful, seemingly impenetrable question or choose a koan (paradoxical statement) to explore through writing. Allowing this question to germinate while also forgetting about it, we will make new erasure poems meant to be tilted, vibrant responses to our inquiry. Expect to write five new poems. We’ll read the work of Tom Phillips, Matthea Harvey, Mary Ruefle, Ronald Johnson, and Jen Bervin.

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Instructor: Samar Abulhassan

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 04/25/2015

End Date: 04/26/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Samar Abulhassan

Samar Abulhassan is a Seattle poet and teaching artist who has worked at Seattle's Hutch School and B.F. Day Elementary with Writers in the Schools. Author of three poetry chapbooks, she teaches for Hugo House's Scribes Program and adult courses.

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