Poetry/Pandemic: Beyond Alliteration – Fall 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic time frame, it seemed everyone was posting poems about the difficulties of supermarket shopping. What seemed amusing at first as subject matter quickly became outdated as the pandemic’s trajectory changed and grew. So, what should we do now with the drafts and idea bursts of the past 18 months? How do we make substantive poetry from both common and unique experiences? In this class, we will examine and discuss what we’ve worked on as socially isolated poets. Together, we will forge individual plans for how to write about our pandemic experiences in fresh but respectful ways. This class is generative with revision as a necessary element for process. For all levels.

Martha Greenwald is an award-winning poet who has been teaching writing for over 20 years. She is the Founding Director of WhoWeLostKY.org.

Please note: Since our Fall catalog was printed, Kentucky’s number of  COVID-19 cases has grown exponentially. Therefore the Center decided to start all  September classes online for the safety and health of our community. Poetry/Pandemic: Beyond Alliteration will meet online via Zoom.

Start Date
Thursday, September 23rd
Meets Thursdays
September 23rd - October 7th
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Martha Greenwald


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