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Poet’s Essay

January 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

IPRC Creative Workshops for Winter 2021 will be held online via zoom, PST.

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Somewhere between prose poetry and lyric essay there’s a genre of weird and brilliant writing I’m calling “the poet’s essay.” From Hanif Abdurraqib to Chris Kraus, this genre combines the imagistic musicality of poems with the argumentative structure of an essay. In this six-week generative course, students will explore and discuss examples of essays by poets and have the opportunity to generate work that follows different structures within this exciting genre. Reading list will/may include writers such as Maggie Nelson, Mary Ruefle, Eileen Myles, Joe Wenderoth, Claudia Rankine, Alexander Chee, and others. Open to writers of all levels. Students will leave the class with several starts and a greater understanding of the structure and range of the poetic essay genre.

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Instructor: Kelly Schirmann

Time & Day of the Week: Tuesdays 5-7pm

Class capacity: 15

Class Meetings: 6

Cost: $225

*2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org to inquire about discount rate

*2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org to inquire about no-cost admission


Portland, OR 97207