Poetry Class

April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 19
10 a.m. to Noon
Pre-Class Video Link available March 27
Tuition:
Full Class $150
Auditors $75

How to Love the World — a poetry class with Emily Ransdell

Time to shake off winter’s dark days with poetry!

In this six-session online class we will take our inspiration from the poetry anthology How To Love the World, edited by James Crews. It is a beautifully curated collection that reminds us how to find gratitude and hope in ordinary moments of living.

Each session will include a close read and discussion of several poems from the anthology, which includes Naomi Shihab Nye, Danusha Laméris, Lucille Clifton, William Stafford, Ross Gay and others. We will use those works as examples to consider ways we might approach our own poems, which we will share and discuss as well.

This class is limited to eight students plus “auditors,” who will be considered full participants in the discussion but will not bring their own poems for critique.  If you are curious about poetry classes, but are not quite ready to share your own writing, this option is a no-pressure way to explore poetry and learn more about the craft.

Four participants will share their work each session, and we will alternate so each person is workshopped three times. Participants will receive written feedback from Emily. Written feedback between participants is encouraged but not required.

To get the most out of our limited time together, Emily will record a pre-class lesson with your first writing assignment and other logistics

About the Instructor

Emily Ransdell published her debut collection, One Finch Singing, in June 2023. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, Terrain, River Styx, CALYX, American Life in Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the Rattle Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Writing Award. She divides her time between Camas, Washington and Manzanita, Oregon, where she has taught poetry classes at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. In addition to teaching, Emily is an active volunteer in the Hoffman Center’s writing program.

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Details Price Qty
Full Classshow details + $150.00 USD   Expired
Auditshow details + $75.00 USD   Expired
  • Full
     April 24, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Audit
     April 24, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Full
     May 8, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Audit
     May 8, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Full
     May 22, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Full
     May 22, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Full
     June 5, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Audit
     June 5, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Audit
     June 19, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Audit
     June 19, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

April 10, 24, May 8, 22, June 5, 19  Find inspiration for your own poems through discussion and close reads of works from this much-loved anthology.

 

 

Venue:  

Address:
Zoom Link will be sent to you, prior to the session

Description:

You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.