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Revising the Divine

All Levels | Whether or not we are believers, the ways God/the divine is rendered in language and image shapes us in profound but often hidden ways. We’ll give close readings to the work of poets who re-imagine and re-word the divine—including Lucille Clifton, Marie Howe and Tim Seibles—and follow their lead to imagine our way toward a post-patriarchal language of the divine. Bring copies of a poem (not your own) related to the divine—one that inspires or repels you.

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: Elizabeth Austen

Class Type: 2 Sessions

Start Date: 02/16/2019

End Date: 02/23/2019

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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Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen traveled the state as Washington’s poet laureate for 2014-16, and is the author of Every Dress a Decision, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. New poems are forthcoming in New England Review and Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is an alumna of Hedgebrook and the Jack Straw Writers program.

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