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Modern Sonnets

All Levels | In this class students will study modern sonnets by poets writing in the 20th and 21st centuries. Each week we will study a new sonneteer, discuss their take on the sonnet, and take a stab at writing our own in generative exercises. Students may give and receive feedback in workshop. Together we will read John Murillo, Wanda Coleman, Tyehimba Jess, Terrance Hayes, Diane Seuss, Richie Hofmann, Marilyn Hacker, and others. This class is open to all regardless of previous experience.

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: Constance Hansen

Class Type: 6 Sessions


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 02/16/2022

End Date: 03/23/2022

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Constance Hansen

Constance Hansen is the Assistant Managing Editor at Poetry Northwest. Her poetry has recently appeared in Harvard Review Online, EcoTheo Review, and Moist Poetry Journal. She lives in Seattle, where she writes about climate for the weather service, Currently. You may learn more at

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