In this generative workshop, we will read poetry written or published in the Bay Area over the past 60 years and write poems inspired by their forms, themes, and methods of composition. In between classes, we will read and write to a prompt; in class we will discuss what we’ve read, and write again. Class does not involve critique, but there will be the opportunity to share new drafts in every session.
We will read work by local heroes such as Judy Grahn, Bob Kaufman, kari edwards, Brandon Brown, and Etel Adnan, and occasionally read PDFs of archival zines and chapbooks. Our first three sessions will span two decades each: 60s-70s, 80s-90s, 00s-10s. The final class, the ‘20s, will be split between class time and a public reading in which workshop participants will share work they have written in class.
This 4-part workshop is sliding scale in the interest of financial accessibility.
Et al. books
2831 Mission St, San Francisco
Et al. books is on the ground floor; the entrance and bathrooms are wheelchair-accessible.