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All Levels. What is a poet’s work in strange times? How can words most matter for nation and Earth? As poet Dennis Lee once said, we need to “Work as if in the early days of a better nation.” In this workshop, we will read and write poems that seed the future with truth and challenge, from outright political poems to more oblique contributions to a better nation—songs of a patriot (or matriot loyal to home ground), manifestos, consolations, & blessings.
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.
Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press). In 2018 he was named Oregon's Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown. He teaches writing at Lewis & Clark College, at Fishtrap, and at the Sitka Center.