ONLINE CLASS: Deep Dive On Contemporary Sonnets (2291)

Four Mondays: October 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET Online
Price: 
$130.00 per person (10% off for members)

The most venerable and widespread poetic form in English, the sonnet has been credited with shaping modern consciousness.  This class follows the sonnet from its Renaissance origins through its uses in contemporary poetry. We will touch on the sonnet’s structures, sounds, and uses and consider some intriguing questions: Why has this form lasted? How has it influenced the way we think? What makes a sonnet a sonnet, anyway? And what gifts does it offer to contemporary poets and readers?

Four Mondays: October 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET Online

Coleman, Wanda. Heart First Into this Ruin (9781574232530)

Hayes, Terrance. American Sonnets (9780143133186)

Levin, Phillis, Ed. The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (9780140589290)

Seuss, Diane. Franks: Sonnets (9781644450451)

Betcher, Jeffrey. Whistling Through (9781737307549)

Annie Finch is author of six books of poetry including Spells: New and Selected Poems and The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells, both from Wesleyan University Press, and the epic poem on abortion Among the Goddesses, which received the Sarasvati Award. She earned a Ph.D at Stanford and has taught widely, lecturing at Berkeley, Harvard, and Oxford. Annie's books also include The Ghost of Meter (Arlt award), among other works on meter and form, as well as memoir, thealogy, cultural criticism, feminist poetics, opera libretto, and the anthology Choice Words: Writers on Abortion.  Her poems have appeared onstage at Carnegie Hall and in The Paris Review, New York Times, and Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. As Poetry Witch she has collaborated with artists in theater, ritual, dance, and music. Annie Finch is the founder of Poetry Witch Community

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Heart First Into This Ruin: The Complete American Sonnets By Wanda Coleman, Mahogany L. Browne (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Wanda Coleman, Mahogany L. Browne (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781574232530
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - June 21st, 2022

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) By Terrance Hayes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133186
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Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English By Various, Phillis Levin (Editor) Cover Image
By Various, Phillis Levin (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780140589290
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2001

frank: sonnets By Diane Seuss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450451
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 2nd, 2021

Whistling Through By Jeffrey Betcher, Annie Finch (Preface by) Cover Image
By Jeffrey Betcher, Annie Finch (Preface by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9781737307549
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Poetry Witch Press - October 13th, 2022