No matter how familiar you are with poetry, this class invites you to learn more about it through open and welcoming conversation. In this class, you will discuss books by three contemporary poets: The Carrying by National Book Award finalist Ada Limon, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by another National Book Award finalist Ross Gay, and Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee. In each session, you will also receive generative writing prompts based on the reading.
April 20: The Carrying by Ada Limon
May 4: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
May 18: Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Reader Series classes take you on a deep dive into specific topic or author to gain a more advanced understanding of literature and the world. Experienced instructors will provide history, context, and analysis, and guide in-depth discussion that will help make you an instant expert in a single subject or author’s body of work.
Each participant can decide how they choose to engage with the classes. You can read the books ahead of time, read them as the class progresses, or read them after the class has concluded. No matter your level of prior knowledge, you will receive a wealth of materials and insights in a condensed period, like a master class or a great course, only right here in Cleveland.
This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the zoom link and class instructions.
Marion Starling Boyer is a poet and essayist with three published poetry collections: The Clock of the Long Now (Mayapple Press) and two chapbooks, Green (Finishing Line Press) and Composing the Rain (Grayson Books). Her fourth book, The Sea Was Never Far, was released May 2019 by Main Street Rag.
Barbara Sabol is a poet whose work has appeared in Evening Street Review, One Art, Mezzo Cammin, Literary Accents, and Modern Haiku and won awards including the 2019 poetry manuscript prize from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions and Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.