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Poetry School: Fighting the Tyrant: A Political & Personal Poetry Course with Leah Umansky (Online)
Mon 29 Jun 2020 to Mon 21 Sep 2020
In the 21st century, it is hard not to find yourself immersed in politics. In this course, we will read poets writing directly about current political issues and working to tackle the tyrant (in all his forms) with humanity, urgency, and resistance.

Over this course, poets of all levels will read poetry of injustice, struggle, and rebellion straddling the line of what is political and personal.

The course will involve plenty of close reading and discussion of traditional and experimental poems – including work by Kaveh Akbar, Sharon Olds, Marie Howe, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Maggie Smith, Carolyn Forche, Hala Alyan, Ilya Kaminsky, Martin Espada, Meg Day, Bob Hicox, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Dante Di Stefano – coupled with writing prompts aimed to inspire your own exploration of resistance and rebellion on the page.

Leah Umansky is the author of two full length collections, The Barbarous Century (2018), and Domestic Uncertainties (2013), among others. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and is the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC.

No live chats. Suitable for UK & International students.

Dates: 29 June - 21 September 2020 (6 fortnightly sessions over 12 weeks)
Location: Online
Cost: £150

Further details and to book here

 

Additional Information:
Location:
Online
Region(s):
International
Price:
£150

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