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Sharon Dolin

New Forms, New Tricks with Sharon Dolin

"Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem," Anne Sexton wrote. In this workshop, poets try their hands at new forms—from the gigan to the golden shovel—to trick themselves out of poetic ruts and see...

October 11, 2017 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Jenny Xie

Make it New: Writing Against Ritual and Habit with Jenny Xie

“I will do anything to avoid boredom. You can never know enough…never leave the mind quickly enough,” wrote Anne Carson in her introduction to “Short Talks.” This class will heed Carson’s spirit of openness and rich...

October 12, 2017 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

Cheryl Clarke

Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks

Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late...

October 19, 2017 - 7:00PM

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