Reader Series

Reading Contemporary Poetry - Jan 2022

With: 
Multiple Instructors

Join Marion and Barbara to discuss these powerhouse books by three contemporary poets.

We will begin with When My Brother was an Aztec, by Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mojave and Pima Indian tribes, and move, in the second session, to The Red Suitcase by Naomi Shihab Nye who is known for her generous spirit as she writes about her experiences as an Arab-American. In the final session we will discuss Ukrainian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky’s book, Deaf Republic.

No matter how familiar you are with poetry we invite you to an open and welcoming conversation. In addition, every session will offer several generative writing prompts based on the topics and poetic style illustrated in each of the three books.

About Reader Series Classes

Reader series classes provide in-depth analysis and discussion of contemporary literature at community-friendly prices and times, taking 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 expert in a single subject or author’s body of work.

For the best experience in this class, read each book before the assigned meeting. However, you are more than welcome to attend the session even if you have not finished it. No matter your level of prior knowledge, you will receive a wealth of materials and insights in a condensed period, like a masterclass or a great course, only right here in Cleveland.



This class meets remotely online via Zoom.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
1:00 pm
 - 
3:00 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
1:00 pm
 - 
3:00 pm
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
1:00 pm
 - 
3:00 pm
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Marion Starling Boyer

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

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.

This class meets remotely online via Zoom

Cleveland, OH 44113

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