w/ Michelle Peñaloza and Patrick Culliton
Readings by Anastacia-Renee, Elizabeth Austen, Linda Bierds, Bill Carty, Kevin Craft, Lynne Ellis, Angel Gardner, Priscilla Long, Claudia Castro Luna, Beth Myhr, Arlene Naganawa, Shankar Narayan, Sierra Nelson, Susan Rich, Heidi Seaborn, and Martha Silano.
James Baldwin said in an interview, “Artists are here to disturb the peace.” This class will focus on generating new poems through the study of the intersection of poetry and politics. Our focus will be historical (Virgil, Shelley) as well as contemporary (Raul Zurita, Claudia Rankine, many others). Week-to-week, we’ll complete in-class readings and exercises that model a poetics of engagement and dissent.