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Gentrification & Nostalgia: A Poetry Workshop for Poets of Color

All Levels. We will read from a wide range of contemporary poets of color, including Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, John Manuel-Arias, Luther Hughes, and Xandria Phillips, among others. We will draw from a well of art, both visual and musical. We will look at expanding form as a resistance to gentrification. Think Rumba as an alternative form to the sonnet. Think a break in beat as an expanse across the page. We will write in free verse, generate new work, and discuss redrafting techniques.

Sliding scale pricing available. Please call Hugo House at (206) 322-7030.

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.

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Instructor: Sarah Maria Medina

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 10/07/2017

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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Sarah Maria Medina

Sarah Maria Medina is a poet and a fiction/creative non-fiction writer from the American Northwest. Her writing has been published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Midnight Breakfast, PANK, Split This Rock, Apogee, Raspa Literary Journal, and elsewhere. She is an ARTIST UP Grant LAB recipient for her poetry manuscript in progress Ochun's Daughter. She was a finalist in Indiana Review's 2015 Poetry Prize. She is also the poetry editor at Winter Tangerine. Medina is Boricua of mixed heritage and enrolled with The United Confederation of Taíno People. She is at work on several projects.

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