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Join the prolific and talented Joan Kwon Glass as she looks closely and constructively at your new work each week on Zoom.
Are there poems you have read that stay with you, that you return to again and again, poems that inspire and provoke your imagination & open you up to the world (and yourself) in unexpected ways? In this course, we will read, study & write poems that captivate, astonish & leave us asking “how did they do that?” We will identify what makes a poem unforgettable and extraordinary, generate new work that incorporates these strategies, and share our poems with one another. Readings will include Ada Limon, Matthew Olzman, K. Iver, Ross Gay, Rita Mookjerie, Ocean Vuoung, Margaret Atwood, Tawanda Mulalu, Chen Chen, Anne Sexton, Noor Hindi, Victoria Chang, & others.
NB: This two-hour weekly class will be taught on Zoom and capped at 10. The class will begin on Monday September 19th and end on Monday October 31st. (No class on September 26th for Rosh Hashanah.) Link will be sent to email you use to register at the time of registration and again the day before the class. Please make sure to read our course policies page regarding workshop conduct and logistics before registering for any class at HVWC. Scholarship information will be available for this class on July 15th and applications are due on August 15, 2022.
Joan Kwon Glass (B.A./M.A.T. Smith College) is the mixed-race Korean American author of Night Swim, winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest. She is a Brooklyn Poets mentor, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Harbor Review, as poet laureate (2021-2024) for the city of Milford, Connecticut & as poetry co-editor for West Trestle Review. Her micro chapbook Bloodline won the 2021 Washburn Prize, and her poetry chapbook How to Make Pancakes For a Dead Boy (Harbor Editions, 2022) won the 2021 Marginalia Contest. Joan’s work explores trauma, grief, memory, motherhood, and recovery. Her poems have recently been published or are upcoming in RHINO, Diode, Rattle, The Rupture, NELLE, Dialogist, South Florida Poetry Journal & many others. Her work has been featured on many podcasts & online features including Frontier’s “Exceptional Poetry.” Joan tweets @joanpglass. Since 2018, her poems have been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Net.