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It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day for lack / of what is found there. — from Asphodel, That Greeny Flower by William Carlos Williams
All Levels | Yes, the headlines have always been maddening. In this generative poetry workshop, we will attempt to grapple with the weekly news by exploring prompts and techniques that offer the poet a chance to craft a response to an increasingly complex world. Every week, students will be encouraged to submit their poems.
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: 4 SessionsPoetry
Start Date: 07/13/2017
End Date: 08/03/2017
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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$235.00 General Price:
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Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist who lives in the historic Youngstown/Cooper School in West Seattle. The recent recipient of the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize, Ascalon has taught at Nova High School and participated in Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the Schools program. He currently works as a teaching artist and mentor for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the Service Board.