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OMG They're Full of Stars

OMG They're Full of Stars


Poetry & Nightfall

What keeps you up late at night and enters your dreams? How can such hauntings be unfurled and made comprehensible and even beautiful? This five-week online workshop will explore the how and why of insomnia and restlessness, the twilight hours of limited train service and waiting forever on a platform, the missed connections almost made, the sudden confessions that pour out in late-night calls. We'll read and discuss poets like Tracy K. Smith, Ai, Rae Armantrout, Richard Siken and more. Our objective will be to explore different aspects of the night, from the poetry of polar nights and aurora borealis to dreamscapes in which a lucid, awakened you finds poetic agency. Class sessions will meet synchronously via Zoom every Tuesday, and assignments, poems and critiques will be shared via Wet Ink.

Workshop Details

  • Professor: Rosebud Ben-Oni
  • Dates: November 16–December 14, 2021
  • Time: Tuesdays, 6–9 PM (ET)
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $345
  • Class size: 5–10 students
  • Registration deadline: SUN, NOV 7, 2021
  • Earlybird discount: $15 off through SUN, SEPT 12