Crafting Poetry from Headlines with Valerie Bandura Finn @ Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Tempe [23 September]

Crafting Poetry from Headlines with Valerie Bandura Finn


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23
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09:30 - 12:30

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Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
450 E Tyler Mall, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Poetry and Politics: Crafting Poems from Headlines with Valerie Bandura Finn
Date: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Cost: $59 Regular, $44 Student

piper.asu.edu/classes/valerie-bandura-finn/poetry-and-politics

About the Class:
Charles Baxter believes all writing is political, an expression of class, gender, race, and sexuality. It’s one thing to imply political themes in our work and another to write directly in response to current events. How do poets address the news of the day without the fear that the topic will be as impermanent as the headline itself? This class explores how a poem about the news can outlast the headline. We’ll discuss poems by Claudia Rankine, Sharon Olds, Dana Levin, Solmaz Sharif, and more, generate material through guided writing exercises, and share the drafts with the class. Please bring current events stories to class (newspapers, magazines, etc.).

About the Instructors:
Valerie Bandura’s books of poems are Human Interest (Black Lawrence Press, 2017) and Freak Show (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), which was a 2014 Patterson Poetry Prize finalist. Her recent poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares, among others. She teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.

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