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Join Marion and Barbara to discuss three books of contemporary poetry written as collaborations between two poets. First, we will read LACE AND PYRITE, by Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, followed by IN THE FIELD BETWEEN US by Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison. And finally, BRIGHT POWER DARK PEACE by Traci Brimhall and Brynn Saito. Through close reading and discussion, we’ll discover the lyric potential of poets responding to one another about physical limitations, about what might be salvaged from devastation, and about tending to the self and the earth.

No matter how familiar you are with poetry, we invite you to an open and welcoming conversation. Every session will offer several generative prompts based on the topics and poetic style exemplified by each of the three books.


Details: Reading Contemporary Poetry - July 2023 takes place Tuesdays July 11, July 25 & August 8 from 1-3pm online remotely via Zoom.

Prerequisites: None

Genre: Poetry

Level: All levels

Format: Reading and discussion course with generative writing exercises  

Location: This class takes place online remotely via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 24.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
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Marion Starling Boyer

Marion Starling Boyer is a professor emerita of Communication and has published six poetry collections.

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 takes place online remotely via Zoom

Cleveland, OH

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