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Join Marion and Barbara to discuss three poetic masters writing in very different ways about what is off-center, imperfect, tattered or strange.


First, we will read Bonfire Opera and discuss how Danusha Laméris uses lyricism to express grief and rapture for the imperfect world. Secondly, we will turn to Diane Seuss’s Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl to examine the tension she creates between what is unlovely and in a gilded frame. Finally, we will read how Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars uses science, humor and science
fiction to transport us to the stars.


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.


Reading Contemporary Poetry takes place remotely through Zoom.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
1:00 pm
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3:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
1:00 pm
 - 
3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 8, 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 takes place online via Zoom

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