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All Levels | In this generative class, we’ll look at human-centric, or what I like think of as “social,” poems: opinionated; curious; and concerned with human connection, potential, and prosperity. The class mimics speed dating: we’ll read and discuss an eclectic range of social poetry styles, then practice writing in that style. Poems will carry some or all of these characteristics: conversational, political, intimate, and slam. We’ll study poems by Kim Addonizio, Nikky Finney, Denice Frohman, Andrea Gibson, Joy Harjo, and Ross Gay.
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.
Class Type: 8 SessionsPoetry
Start Date: 09/27/2018
End Date: 11/15/2018
Days of the Week: Thursday
Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$375.00 General Price:
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Cody Pherigo is a queer writing animal whose studies at Bent Writing Institute and Goddard College convinced him that poets uproot politicians. He was a 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize finalist and 4Culture Artists Grant recipient. Cody has self-published two chapbooks: Blue Thunder Children (2011) and Animal’s Sabbath (2013). He is a writer-in-residence with the WITS program at Seattle Arts & Lectures. Born with meconium stuck in his throat, he has been extracting it ever since.