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Poetic Activism

We will read and write poems that lyrically yell and poems that convince in verse. These poems both witness and argue about the greatest challenges that face our world: environmental threats, lengthy wars, genetically modified foods, shrinking wilderness, shrinking animal diversity, consumerism, political madness, social discriminations and on and on. Readings will be provided and include Langston Hughes, Tristan Tzara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hass, Aime Cesaire, Juliana Spahr, Brenda Hillman, and many others. This class will explore the concept of activism & leave you empowered.

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: Ever Jones

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 02/08/2014

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Ever Jones

Ever Jones is a queer/trans writer, artist & instructor. Their poetry collection, nightsong, published in 2020 (Sundress Publicatiins), is a transliberatory lyric, earthing & unearthing the body from gender, politics & identity. Ever’s work collapses binaries & resists social constructions, embracing intersections & celebrating and / & / or / both / also / multiple / question / etc. They won the Grand Prize for the Eco Arts Awards in 2014 & was a finalist for’s 2013 poetry contest. Ever is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington in Tacoma & teaches at Richard Hugo House. You can find their work at POETRY, Tupelo Press, About Place and others. Visit to view some art and writing.

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