Writing Past Pain and Into Possibility

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Class Meeting: Wednesday, November 16, 6pm-8pm, Poetry Center Alumni Classroom 205.

These are not easy times. As writers, it is sometimes hard to grapple with the world around us without our poems crumpling under the weight of our fears and frustrations. Some may be tempted to turn away from what might be called the political and focus solely on the aesthetic components of a poem. The other extreme is possible as well. In this workshop, we will read a number of poems that engage both the political and the aesthetic as we seek out ways to use poetry to compellingly and directly engage with political, environmental, socio-economic, and cultural topics that activate our day-to-day lives.