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The Persona Poem – Writing Behind a Mask

Intermediate | Persona poetry offers contemporary writers opportunities for imagination, empathy, and surprise. Writing under an assumed “mask,” the writer may undermine expectations, gain insights into her own process, and connect with her readers in a new way. On the first day of this class we will discuss persona poems sent to students in advance; the following day, we’ll read and discuss students’ 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.

Instructor: Veronica Golos

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Term: Winter 2022

Start Date: 02/26/2022

End Date: 02/27/2022

Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Veronica Golos

Veronica Golos is author of four poetry books: A Bell Buried Deep (Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize); Vocabulary of Silence (New Mexico Poetry Prize); Rootwork and GIRL (Naji Naaman Honor Prize for Poetry.) Her work has been extensively translated into Arabic; also Persian and Italian. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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