Political Lyric with Aria Aber

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday, September 24, 10:30AM-12:30PM

Meeting will take place in the Poetry Center's Conference Room, Room 207; limit 12 students. Register here.

What does it mean to write political poems in our current moment of political fatigue, saturated by the pitfalls of late capitalism, social media stars, increasing global warfare, and a rise in neo-fascism? In this class, we will examine the political undercurrents of lyric poetry through the times, from ancient Chinese poets, to W.H. Auden and Whitman, to contemporary renegade poets like Solmaz Sharif and Claire Meuschke. The class will include a lecture, some close-reading, and one or two generative writing exercises.