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Sundays, Oct 17 - Nov 7
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

4 classes, meets weekly
Genre: Poetry 
  • Fall 2021
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  • Online
Room: Zoom Room 1


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To Joy

In a recent interview, to answer the question “how can we be joyful in a moment like this?” — poet Ross Gay said “It is joy by which the labor that will make the life that I want, possible. It is not at all puzzling to me that joy is possible in the midst of difficulty. …There’s [also] some kind of tenderness that might be possible — not always gonna happen, because I might just get scared and do something else. But there’s the potential, I think, for some kind of tenderness.”

In this workshop, we’ll read and write with intention, and bring ourselves in conversation with poets/poems that give permission to explore the idea of joy in the midst of sorrow, violence, complexity: how is it possible? how could it be not “a luxury or a privilege?”

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31
  • November 7

The MuseTeacher: Luisa A. Igloria

Prerequisite: Open to poets with workshop experience