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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life


You know how you are thinking of a poem as you go about your day, noticing one thing after another, wondering what it all adds up to? In this five-week online workshop, we'll immerse ourselves in the practice of writing what Frank O’Hara called the I-do-this-I-do-that poem, while reading poems by a wide gallery of poets who find a way to take the present and move out into revelation. And what a present the fall of 2020 will be! Between the pandemic and the election, our daily rounds will surely feel the press of history, and we are going to make meaning from our experience of it. We will look to our days—streets, chores, friends, strangers, conversations, observations, limitations—for the text of our poems and for the subtext of our preoccupations. It all adds up. Class sessions will meet synchronously via Zoom every Thursday night, and assignments, poems and critiques will be shared via Wet Ink.

Workshop Details
  • Professor: Jessica Greenbaum
  • Dates: November 5–December 10, 2020 (Nov 26 off)
  • Time: Thursdays, 6:30–9:30 PM
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $345
  • Class size: 5–10 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, NOVEMBER 1, 2020
  • Earlybird discount: $20 off by SUN, AUG 30