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2018 and the New Poetic Activism (Delve Readers Seminar)

Mon, Jan 22, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

In the years following the success of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, what work is answering the call toward more dynamic, vulnerable, and demanding literary activism? During this Delve seminar, we work towards creating the new ‘American lyric’: Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams and Of Being Dispersed by Simone White.

Class meets for five weeks: Mondays, January 22–February 19,
from  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Guide: Shayla Lawson

Reading List: Thief of the Interior by Phillip B. Williams; Of Being Dispersed by Simone White.

This seminar registration includes admission to a PAL author event (Claudia Rankine).

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Shayla Lawson is the author of A Speed Education in Human Being, PANTONE, & the forthcoming I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean. A 2017 Oregon Literary & MacDowell Colony Fellow, she is a member of The Affrilachian Poets, and former visiting professor in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Mississippi University for Women.